On Sept. 19, 1997: David John Gorton believing that his fiance Heidi Challand (28) was cheating on him “snapped”. Heidi and her four young children (Robert, 12, David, 9, Calvin, 6 and Jewel, 2) were bludgeoned to death with an axe in their Black Creek home on Vancouver Island. The murdered children were not Gorton’s, but he did have two young children living in Victoria. The bodies were also discovered by Gorton’s parents who were in from Nanaimo to visit.
This was not Gorton’s first violent outburst either. In 1977 he lured his 16 year old girlfriend to a out of the way spot and stabbed her 19 times. She was in the hospital for a month. Then in 1983 he attacked his then wife with a knife and served 2 years in prison for aggravated assault.
Gorton was on the run for a few days until the police found him very close to home in a motel room in Courtenay, BC.
He was later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no parole for at least 25 years.
In January of 2006 two men Ray Joseph Dandridge and Ricky Javon Gray went on a murderous rampage killing 7 people. They are also linked to 2 other murders that occurred in late 2005 which brings their kill count to 9.
The Harvey Family Murders On January 1st 2006 Dandridge and Gray along with a female accomplice 21 year old Ashley Baskerville were looking for a house to rob. They found the home of Bryan 49 and Kathryn 39 Harvey. Bryan was a well known local musician and Kathryn owned a local toy shop. They were at home with their 2 children daughters Stella 9 and Ruby 4.
When the police arrived at the Harvey’s home which at this time was on fire the fire department put the fire out. They found 4 dead bodies in the basement which were those of Bryan, Kathryn, Stella, and Ruby. It was determined that Bryan and Kathryn died of blunt force trauma to the head. Bryan was hit over the head with a hammer a total of 6 times and his neck was cut in a sawing like motion. Kathryn was stabbed and also had saw like motions to her neck. Stella 9 died of smoke inhalation and blunt force trauma to the head. Stella was also stabbed in the neck but was alive when the fire started. Ruby 4 died of stab wounds one which punctured her lung she was also stabbed in the throat. While Dandridge and Grey were inside robbing and killing the Harvey’s Ashley Baskerville was waiting outside as a look out. Stella the oldest daughter was not actually in the home when Dandridge and Gray first entered the home through the front unlocked door. She was at a friends house at a slumber party. There was a knock on the door and a family friend dropped off Stella. Gray allowed Kathryn to answer the door but told her if she said anything he would kill her family.
Home Invasion: 2 days later on January 3rd, 2006 at 7pm Dandridge, Gray, and Baskerville entered an elderly couples home owned by the Gollsbys in Chesterfield, Virginia. They entered the house by pretending to ask for directions. Once inside they stole several items including a computer, television, DVD player, and $800 in cash. They never harmed the couple physically.
The Baskerville-Tucker Family Murders:3 days after the home invasion Dandridge, Gray, and Baskerville entered the home of Ashleys mother and step-father Percyell Tucker and Mary Baskerville-Tucker. Purcyell 55 was a forklift operator and Mary 46 worked at a dry
cleaners. It is unknown if Ashley was forced into the house or thought of killing and robbing her mother and step father. Although Dandridge and Gray did say in confessions that she was willingly pretending to be bound to pretend like she was a victim also. She thought they would let her live. Then Gray said he got tired of her and decided to kill her and steal her parents car. Either way all 3 were ended up dead. Purcyell and Mary were found with their throats slashed and had plastic bags duct taped around their heads. Ashley was found with a plastic bag duct taped around her head. Percyell and Ashley were also found with socks stuffed into their mouths. Ashley was also the one who provided Dandridge and Gray with a key so they could enter her parents residence.
Captures:One day after the Baskerville-Tucker murders on January 7th, 2006. Dandridge and Gray were arrested in Philadelphia. They were arrested at Dandridges fathers house. Right after being arrested Dandridge confessed to the Baskerville-Tucker murders. Then 12 hours later Gray asked to talk to a detective and provided him with a 3 page long confession on how he killed the Harvey’s with a knife and a claw hammer. He then admitted to a 2005 murder of his wife Treva who was killed while Dandridge held her down.
Other Crimes:November 5th, 2005 the badly beaten body of 35 year old Treva Terrell Gray was found by a passerbyer in a shallow grave in Washington, Pennsylvania. Dandridge held Treva down while Gray beat her with a pipe. She was married to Gray whom she knew was a former convict and lived in a home that her family owned with her husband Gray and Dandridge. Police questioned Gray and Dandridge about Trevas death but did not consider them suspects at the time. Trevas parents said that the police did a horrible job with investigating their daughters death even going as far as to say that she died of a drug overdose. A homicide investigation was not even launched into Trevas death until Gray’s confession. Then a little more than a month later Sheryl Warner a 37 year old legal secretary and mother of 3 was found dead. She was found shot and hanging by an electrical cord while her house was on fire in the town of Reva, Virginia. She was on the phone with her father and left telling him that there was a motorist outside having car problems. Then the day before the Harvey’s murder on new years eve 2005. Ryan Carey 26 was attacked by Dandridge and Gray. The beating occurred in front of his parents house and he was beaten and stabbed in the chest and neck. He spent 2 weeks in a coma. He also lost the use of his right arm. Their motive appeared to be robbery.
Trials: Dandridge went on trial in Pennsylvania while Gray went on trial in Virginia. On February 9th, 2006 Gray was charged with 5 counts of capital murder. He was charged in the Harvey’s killing and the murder of his ex wife. Dandridge was charged with 3 counts of capital murder for the Baskerville-Tucker murders. A case where Gray pleaded not guilty to. Gray was sentenced to death. Dandridge got a life sentence.
Ashley Baskerville (Born August 18th, 1984): Ashley Baskerville was 21 at the time of her murder and the murders committed. She acted as a look out for the Haves murder. She was also identified by the homeowners as being in the house during the home invasion in Chesterfield, Virginia. At the time of her death she was also wearing Bryan Harvey’s wedding band. It is believed that she was romantically involved with both Dandridge and Gray. Ashley had a history of drug abuse and was also just released from jail. She was known to be very disrespectful and referred to many as a loud mouth. She had a very bad relationship with her step father Percyell Tucker.
Ray Joseph Dandridge (1977):Ray Joseph Dandridge was 28 years old at the time of the murders. Ray Dandridge was just released from prison in Early November of 2005 after serving a 10 year prison sentence for robbery. Dandridge is Gray’s nephew.
Ray Dandridge is currently serving a life sentence at Red Onion State Prison.
Ricky Javon Gray (Born March 9th, 1977):Ricky Javon Gray was 28 years old at the time of the murders. Gray is Dandridges uncle. Gray was known to go by the street name Cooley. Gray was also charged with robbery in 1996, distribution of crack cocaine in 2000, and possession of crack cocaine in 2002. Ricky Gray is currently on death row at Sussex State Prison. There is actually a scumbag lawyer is is trying to get this piece of shit waste of skin spared the death penalty. He should be lethally injected too. His lawyer must be just as cold and heartless as Gray. Because Gray keeps trying to fight this death penalty.
Virginia authorities said 39-year-old inmate Ricky Gray was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. following a lethal injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. Asked if he had any final words before the death sentence was carried out, Gray responded, “Nope.”Gray was sentenced to death in 2006 for the murders of 9-year-old Stella Harvey and 4-year-old sister Ruby, and to life in prison for the slayings of their parents, Bryan and Kathryn Harvey.
Min Chen came to Canada on a Chinese student visa in 2001. He kidnapped and murdered 9 year old Cecilia Zhang on October 29th, 2003.
Min Chen (January 30th, 1983) from Shanghai, China. Chen’s father was an airline executive and his mother was a police officer. They were sending him money at the time he committed the crime. At the time of his crime Chen had dropped out of school and was fearing there was a chance he may be deported. He thought that if he got $25,000 he could enter into a marriage and stay.in Canada. He was desperate. (He claims)
Chen was friends with a female who was a boarder at the Zhang’s home. Chen had visited the Zhang home on a few occasions and had even met Cecilia before. That could of been why she was comfortable being near him or at least familiar with him. Whatever the case may be Chen went to the Zhang Whitehorn Cres. home between 3am and 4am on October 29th, 2003 and snatched her out of a window. He put a towel he brought with him over Cecilia’s mouth when she started to scream. He then placed her in the trunk of his car. When Chen checked on Cecilia later on he had discovered she had stopped breathing and was dead.
Cecilia’s parents also mortgaged their house in order to have money ready in case of a ransom demand. But one never came.
On March 27th, 2004 the decomposed remains of Cecilia Zhang were found in a wooded area in Mississauga. At the time they couldn’t determine the time of death or whether or not she had been sexually assaulted.
Cecilia Zhang was 9 years old at the time of her kidnap and murder. She was a grade 4 student enrolled in the gifted program at Seneca Hill Public School.She moved to Canada from China when she was 4 years old in 1998.
Chen pleaded guilty to Cecilia’s murder on May 9th, 2006. He claims the death was accidental. The judge is required to impose a life sentence, which means Chen will not be eligible for parole for between 10 and 20 years, depending on the circumstances of the case. If for some strange reason he gets released he will almost cetainly be sent back to China. Will he get released? I hope not but who knows that guy that chopped that guy’s head off on the greyhound bus can roam around free now so anything is.
Canada is too nice. They did this why? ??
Just three years after Min Chen was imprisoned for snatching nine-year-old Cecilia Zhang from her Toronto home in the middle of the night and killing her, he’s been quietly transferred out of maximum-security Kingston Penitentiary. The baby-faced child killer was secretly moved last week to a prison in British Columbia so he can be closer to family in China,
On May 12th, 2003 35 year old software developer Michael Briere kidnapped, raped, and murdered 10 year old Holly Jones in Toronto, Ontario. Briere dismembered her body and placed it into 2 bags using weights throwing the bags in the Toronto Harbor. The bags were found the next morning by a man walking his dog.
Briere kidnapped Holly Jones after she finished walking a friend home in a west Toronto neighborhood. Within hours of her disappearance police had issued an Amber Alert for her. The area around Holly Jones house had also reported many attempted child abductions in the weeks prior to her murder.
When the police asked people that lived in the area for a DNA sample Briere became a suspect as he was the only one in the area who refused to give one. So the police grabbed a discarded soda can that he used and linked his DNA to DNA under Holly’s fingernails.
Briere pleaded guilty to the crime on June 17th, 2004 to spare the Jones family from a trial, receiving an automatic life sentence in Kingston and will not be eligible to apply for parole until 2028. Another reason why Canada so needs to have the death penalty. Briere blamed viewing child porn as the reason for doing what he did.
Michael Briere (born 1968) lived in Toronto but was originally from Montreal who was described by neighbors as a quiet plump strange loser who stood only 5’7. Brier had no prior criminal record. Early in life Briere was known as a charmer and into body building. Later in life he got into sitting on the couch, computer games, and dungeons and dragons. Brier even got married to a woman in 1993 but was divorced by 1997.
Look at this sad tub. Ladies I am assuming he is also single so don’t line up all at once.This stud muffin is a child killing, rapist, necrophiliac, and he is also into vampires. He does or for that matter did hold a job though. He was working at a children’s store that his parents owned in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. This crime always sends chills down my spine as he killed a beautiful young mother and her 19 month old daughter. On September 10th, 1995 Fairley was working alone at his parents kids clothing store in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. The store was called Your Kidz and Mine. Just before closing time that day a young woman named Lisa Manderach and her 19 month old daughter Devon entered the store. When Fairley realised they were the only customers in the store he locked the door. He then proceeded towards Mrs Manderach and attempted to sexually assault her. He ended up strangling Lisa to death and then strangled baby Devon to death. Then he raped Lisa’s dead corpse on the store floor. After that he went to some hippie goth loser concert like nothing happened.
Caleb Fairley: Born October 21st, 1973. Caleb Fairley was a loner. You can tell by just looking at him. He was into Vampires and Dungeons and Dragons. He was obsessed with pornography and for who knows what reason had a real difficult time with women. He apparently got turned down alot go figure huh? He lived with his parents and worked part time at a store his parents owned called Your Kidz and Mine. Fairley at one point was close to his younger brother who shot himself when he was four. He was often bullied in school. He also worked one time at a restaurant where co workers constantly ridiculed him. In 1998 Fairley’s father James went to jail for filling out false prescriptions at the pharmacy he owned.
Lisa Marie Manderach:Born September 30th, 1965. Lisa Manderach was a mother to Devon Manderach and wife to James. She graduated in 1983 at Norristown High School and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. A memorial playground was built for the two of them in Limerick, Pennsylvania in 1998. She was 3 weeks shy of her 30th birthday the day she was murdered. Devon Manderach: Born February 4th, 1994 Daughter to James and Lisa Manderach.
Arrest: Lisa told her husband where she was going before she left. When her husband phoned the police to report her missing they found her car outside the store. When police conducted a search of the store they found porno mags in the back with cum stains all over them. Blood was also found. They also found a hair which appeared to be similar to Lisa’s on the floor and in the vacuum cleaner. They also found a large wet puddle which appeared to be drool on the floor. With further investigation they found peepholes drilled into the dressing room. It assumed Caleb used these to peep on women while changing. When police searched Caleb’s room at his parents house they found even more porno. You can’t blame him that bad for the porno really remember this was 1995 and the net porn was very very slow back then. They also found a sweatshirt with a vampire attacking a woman that bore a very close resemblance to Lisa Manderach. When police questioned Fairley about Manderach they noticed he was wearing make up. When detectives told him to wipe it off his face they noticed large scratch marks. He claimed he received it while in a mosh pit at a concert. When hikers found the body of baby Devon, police charged Fairley with murder. Fairley entered a plea bargain with prosecutors to tell them where Lisa’s body was if they did not seek the death penalty.
Request for a New Trial: Even though Fairley was 21 at the time of the murders. He claims that he was mentally competent as a minor at the time. Stating shit that his brain wasn’t fully developed at the time blah, blah, blah. Saying his age should of been considered at the time. Sorry buddy 8 year old children know better than to do what you did. Sentencing: Fairley was charged with two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to two life sentences. He is currently incarcerated at a state facility in LaBelle, Pennsylvania.
On April 20, 1984, the body of a newborn white male child was found by several children playing along the banks of the Seine River near the CNR mainline bridge in the vicinity of Notre Dame Street and Nadeau Avenue in St. Boniface an area of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The baby’s body was found in a shallow grave near the waters edge and was partially exposed as a result of the spring run off. The baby was likely buried there in the late fall of 1983 and stayed outside all winter. It appears that the baby was a newborn and was birthed shortly before his death and burial on the river bank. The child was wrapped in towels and plastic bags. A white male in his early 20’s was spotted in the area in the late summer or early fall of 1983 carrying an infant child, but he has never been identifiedand no one recognized the man.