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Toronto man admits to killing mom and two brothers | Daily Mail Online

A Toronto man admitted to killing his mother and two of his brothers with a crossbow out of fear of losing his fiancée three weeks before their wedding.

Brett Ryan, 36, appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his oldest brother, Christopher, and two counts of second-degree murder of his mother, Susan, and his younger brother Alexander.  

He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his older brother Leigh, according to the Toronto Star

The family members were discovered at the home on August 25, 2016 suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby. All three died at the scene.

Ryan planned his 66-year-old mother’s death because he feared she would expose the lies he had told to his fiancée, but according to the statement of facts in court, he only intended to persuade her not to mention his

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4745064/Man-admits-killing-mom-two-brothers-crossbow.html

Brett Ryan, 35, of Toronto, admitted to killing mother and two brothers in 2016

A Toronto man admitted to killing his mother and two of his brothers with a crossbow out of fear of losing his fiancée three weeks before their wedding.

Brett Ryan, 36, appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his oldest brother, Christopher, and two counts of second-degree murder of his mother, Susan, and his younger brother Alexander.  

He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his older brother Leigh, according to the Toronto Star

The family members were discovered at the home on August 25, 2016 suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby. All three died at the scene.

Ryan planned his 66-year-old mother’s death because he feared she would expose the lies he had told to his fiancée, but according to the statement of facts in court, he only intended to persuade her not to mention his

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4745064/Man-admits-killing-mom-two-brothers-crossbow.html

Son admits killing his mom and two brothers with a crossbow because he feared they’d expose his lies about having a …

A Toronto man admitted to killing his mother and two of his brothers with a crossbow out of fear of losing his fiancée three weeks before their wedding.

Brett Ryan, 36, appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his oldest brother, Christopher, and two counts of second-degree murder of his mother, Susan, and his younger brother Alexander.  

He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his older brother Leigh, according to the Toronto Star

The family members were discovered at the home on August 25, 2016 suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby. All three died at the scene.

Ryan planned his 66-year-old mother’s death because he feared she would expose the lies he had told to his fiancée, but according to the statement of facts in court, he only intended to persuade her not to mention his

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4745064/Man-admits-killing-mom-two-brothers-crossbow.html

Did Rafael Robb Plot the Perfect Murder?

A police car at the Robb home in January 2007. Photograph by Matt Rourke/AP

Gary Gregory drove toward his sister’s house that afternoon with a short workday in the rearview mirror and a happy week ahead. His sister, Ellen Gregory Robb, had spent years trapped in a loveless marriage, trying to save the relationship until the fall of 2006, when, during one of their furtive phone calls, she confessed, “I don’t want to do this anymore.”

Gary seized the moment. “Maybe you should go.”

Ellen raised practical concerns: Her husband, Rafael Robb, a University of Pennsylvania economist, earned all the family’s money; their daughter, Olivia, was only 12.

“How will I pay for a divorce attorney without Rafi knowing?” she asked. “He controls all the money! How will I ever support me and Olivia?”

“Don’t worry about money,” Gary told her. “I’ll pay

Read more at: http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/07/29/rafael-robb-ellen-murder/

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Crime Scene Camp Inspires Teens to Pursue Forensics

What looked like a Hollywood set on Rockdale Road in West Haven Friday was a staged, yet realistic, crime scene created for 35 teens.

The high school students from across the country put their skills to the test after learning advanced techniques all week at Crime Scene Investigation Camp at the University of New Haven.

Program director Peter Massey and his staff transformed the Rockdale Road house, which is owned by the university, into a bloody crime scene, scattered with fake drugs, blood splatter evidence and cotton mannequin bodies.

“It’s a lot more intense when you’re doing this here because you have to take everything that you were taught and everything that you’ve learned, and apply it,” Jacob Bladd, of Middletown, said.

Massey emphasized the importance of training his students in a simulated situation and “in the correct, right way.”

“Again, we don’t want to do shortcuts.

Read more at: http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Crime-Scene-Camp-Inspires-Teens-to-Pursue-Forensics--437216473.html