Michael Rafferty

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Child-Killer Wants Public To Fund Appeal

TORONTO - The jury that convicted Michael Rafferty of killing eight-year-old Victoria Stafford should have considered that he might have been only an accessory after the fact to her brutal murder, Ont...

Lady Justice, You're a Fickle Mistress

Three odd cases of "justice" are in the news these days, all of them likely to make those who don't commit crimes uneasy. No sane person wants an innocent person wrongly convicted (hence the abolishment of the death penalty). By the same token, no sane person wants a guilty person freed on a technicality. Marian Andrzejewski, Byron Sonne and Michael Rafferty all made headlines for their less-than-usual cases.
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NO FORGIVENESS

Tara McDonald, the mother of slain Grade 3 student Victoria (Tori) Stafford, says she is trying to move forward with her life but is "never going to be able to forgive" the man convicted of killing he...
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The Killer Couple

LONDON, Ont. - Michael Rafferty had apparently for years harboured pedophilic interests and a propensity for sexual violence.Terri-Lynne McClintic had for years harboured fantasies of torturing innoce...

The Week That Was: A Presidential "Coming Out"

Happy Mother's Day! Or as it may be, Happy Mothers Day! When Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to endorse gay marriage on Wednesday, his newly announced stance changed the gay-rights debate overnight -- and not just in the States. Many progressive Canadians expressed pride that same-sex marriage is already legal in Canada. But what does this mean for those who oppose same-sex marriage? Indeed, does it make you a bigot to hold the view of marriage that President Obama espoused until this week?
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Jury Reaches Verdict In Rafferty Trial

LONDON, Ont. - Victoria Stafford's father clutched her Grade 3 school picture — taken the day before his little girl was abducted, sexually assaulted and brutally murdered — and he held it above the j...
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What Jurors Didn't Hear

LONDON, Ont. - A laptop computer belonging to the man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing Victoria Stafford was used to search online for "real underage rape" and "nude preteen" not...
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Rafferty Trial Nears End

LONDON, Ont. - Do not be fooled by the "murderous duo" of Terri-Lynne McClintic and Michael Rafferty, the jury that will soon be deciding Rafferty's fate was told Wednesday.WARNING: Details from this...
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Michael Rafferty Won't Take Stand

LONDON, Ont. - Testimony at the trial of the man accused in the murder of eight-year-old Victoria Stafford wrapped up Tuesday as Michael Rafferty's lawyer tried to undermine the Crown's key witness, b...