Tori Stafford


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...


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...

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?

Rafferty 'Likely' To Appeal

A sentencing hearing is scheduled Tuesday for Michael Rafferty, who has been convicted on all charges he faced in the death of eight-year-old Victoria (Tori) Stafford of Woodstock, Ont., and there is...

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...

Bring Back the Death Penalty for Brutal Murderers

Keeping brutal murderers behind bars, feeding and educating them with taxpayer's money is an insult to the victims and a mockery to the justice system. The death penalty is the only punishment that suits the crime of murder; it creates a sense of balance in the scales of justice.

McClintic Facing Inmate Assault Trial

TORONTO - The woman already serving a life sentence for killing eight-year-old Tori Stafford will go on trial in mid-September to face a charge of assault causing bodily harm related to an incident in...

McClintic Microwaved A Dog, Court Hears

The lawyer for Michael Thomas Rafferty's suggested in court Friday that his client didn't know what was in store when Terri-Lynne McClintic walked up to his car with Victoria (Tori) Stafford in tow....