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Who is Robert Pickton

The Canadian Press

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — Here is a quicksketch of accused serial killer Robert Pickton:

Name: Robert Pickton, also known as Willie.

Born: Oct. 26, 1949.

Childhood: Grew up on a family farm in suburban Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Family: Sister Linda, two years older. Brother Dave, two years younger.

Occupation: Bought, butchered and sold pigs; tinkered with cars bought for scrap; helped brother with gravel and demolition business.

Charges: Faces six counts of first-degree murder currently, trial on 20 other counts to be held in the future.

Quote: “Our name has been tarnished. It has a humbling effect on us. Any good you've ever done in your life has been destroyed.” — Pickton's sister Linda in a 2002 interview.

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