Tori Stafford Murder

Public Should Fund Rafferty Appeal: Court

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - The man convicted of killing eight-year-old Victoria Stafford should get a publicly funded lawyer as he tries to appeal, Ontario's highest c...

Child-Killer Wants Public To Fund Appeal

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - The jury that convicted Michael Rafferty of killing eight-year-old Victoria Stafford should have considered that he might have been only an ...

Tori Stafford Killer A Step Closer To Appeal

Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada

TORONTO — Michael Rafferty has cleared a hurdle to proceed with an appeal of his murder conviction in the killing of eight-year-old Victoria Staffor...

Michael Rafferty Appeals Murder Sentence

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada

Michael Rafferty, the Toronto man found guilty of raping and killing an eight-year-old girl, is appealing his murder conviction, according to various ...

Rafferty Misses Deadline To Appeal His Conviction

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - The man found guilty of raping and killing eight-year-old Victoria Stafford has missed the deadline to appeal his conviction.But Michael Raf...

Rodney Stafford Looks For Positives In Tori's Death, Trial

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada

WOODSTOCK, Ont. - Victoria Stafford's father sat through the trial of his daughter's killer, often listening to details about the horror the eight-yea...

NO FORGIVENESS

CBC | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada

Tara McDonald, the mother of slain Grade 3 student Victoria (Tori) Stafford, says she is trying to move forward with her life but is "nev...

Rafferty Stands 'Firmly Behind Not Guilty'

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. -- The powerful and angry words of the judge presiding over Michael Rafferty's case rang through the courtroom Tuesday -- "twisted," "dev...

Killer To Hear From Victim's Family Before Heading To Prison

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - The powerful and angry words of the judge presiding over Michael Rafferty's case rang through the courtroom Tuesday — "twisted," "dev...

Was The Controversial Publication Ban Worth It?

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - A publication ban that prevented the public from knowing for more than seven months that Terri-Lynne McClintic had pleaded guilty to th...

Parents Shouldn't Panic About Tori Stafford

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Tori Stafford's horrific fate may be a graphic reminder to parents about the need to streetproof their children, but experts say it need not...

The Killer Couple

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2012 | Canada

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

Conviction Has 'Lifted A Cloud' In Ontario Town

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2012 | Canada

WOODSTOCK, Ont. - A troubled southwestern Ontario community scarred by the gruesome murder of eight-year-old Victoria Stafford can finally begin to he...

Rafferty 'Likely' To Appeal

CBC | Posted 07.12.2012 | Canada

A sentencing hearing is scheduled Tuesday for Michael Rafferty, who has been convicted on all charges he faced in the death of eight-year...

Jury Reaches Verdict In Rafferty Trial

CP | Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - Victoria Stafford's father clutched her Grade 3 school picture — taken the day before his little girl was abducted, sexually assaulte...

WATCH: 'Am I Sitting Across The Desk From Paul Bernardo?'

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - The police officer leans toward the man accused of raping and murdering eight-year-old Victoria Stafford — a trembling, sniffling fig...

Michael Rafferty's Fate In Hands Of Jury Now

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - The fate of Michael Rafferty, accused of abducting eight-year-old Victoria Stafford for his sexual gratification before brutally killin...

Rafferty Trial Nears End

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada

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 f...

Crown: Rafferty More Than Just A Bystander

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - Michael Rafferty used his disturbed lover as a "violent pawn" to help him carry out the abduction, rape and murder of eight-year-old Vi...

Tori Stafford Suspect Constantly Checking News After Girl's Disappearance

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2012 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - In the days following Victoria Stafford's disappearance, the man accused of killing her began dating new women and worked on his beat-u...

Stafford Trial Hearing About Forensics

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - Traces of blood found in a car allegedly used to abduct Victoria Stafford belonged — with near certainty — to the eight-year-old a...

Tori Stafford's Father: 'I Don't Want To Keep Reliving That Day'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada

WOODSTOCK, Ont. - It has been three years since eight-year-old Victoria Stafford vanished outside her school in Woodstock, Ont., and in the midst of t...

Trial To Hear About Search Of Rafferty's Home

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - A hazy picture of the man accused of killing eight-year-old Victoria Stafford began to emerge Thursday, with glimpses of a life filled ...

Jurors To Visit Scene Of Stafford Death

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - Standing in the spot where Victoria Stafford was allegedly raped and killed, there is little except trees and open fields as far as the...

Tori Stafford's Parents Sit Through Painful Details During Trial

CBC | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada

Tori Stafford’s mother and father, like the parents of other slain children, sit through all the criminal proceedings, willing themselv...