May 24th, 2024

Ex-wife of Winnipeg serial killer recounts marriage of knife attacks, sex assaults


By The Canadian Press on May 16, 2024.

Families and supporters of four women slain in 2022 enter the Manitoba Law Courts for the trial of Jeremy Skibicki in Winnipeg on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. The ex-wife of the admitted serial killer is expected to testify Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

WINNIPEG – The ex-wife of admitted serial killer Jeremy Skibicki (skih-BITS’-kee) is recounting in count her violent life with him.

The woman says she met Skibicki at a Winnipeg homeless shelter while she was struggling with a drug addiction.

She says in their life together he would sexually abuse her and attack her with a knife, and eventually she obtained a protection order against him.

Skibicki is on trial facing four counts of first-degree murder for the slayings of four Indigenous women.

His lawyers have told court he carried out the killings in 2022 but is not criminally responsible due to mental illness.

Crown prosecutors say the killings were racially motivated and Skibicki preyed on women at homeless shelters.

Skibicki is accused of killing Rebecca Contois, Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran and an unidentified woman Indigenous leaders have named Buffalo Woman.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2024.

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