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Brother of Canadian serial killer starts charity in Ghana

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Dave Pickton

Dave Pickton, the brother of convicted Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton, is starting a foundation in Ghana to help the poor in Africa, Canadian news source The Province reports February 26, 2012.

According to the report, Pickton said that a trip to Ghana inspired him to start the Pickton Foundation.
The foundation, a non-profit charitable organisation is located at 80 Rose Lane, Lashibi-Tema in Ghana, according to the Foundation’s website.

Dave’s brother, Robert Pickton born October 24, 1949 of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada is a former pig farmer and serial killer convicted of the second-degree murders of six women. He is also charged in the deaths of an additional twenty women, many of them prostitutes and drug users from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

In December 2007 he was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years —the longest sentence available under Canadian law for murder, available information on Wikipedia shows.

According to the Province, Dave Pickton was the subject of a recent warning posted in the Downtown Eastside after he was spotted in the gritty Vancouver neighbourhood.

He was convicted of sexual assault in 1992.

By Ekow Quandzie/Ghanabusinessnews.com

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