Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History

Episode 102 - On the morning of August 15, 1967, in what was one of the most heinous random crimes ever to have happened in Canada, 9 members of the Peterson family of Shell Lake Saskatchewan were found gunned down in their modest farmhouse. Jim and Evelyn Peterson and 7 of their 9 children lay dead with no rhyme or reason for the crime. A madman was on the loose on the prairies.

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Sources & Further Reading:

[Newspapers.com search - Canada / 1967-2019 / Shell Lake]

Marking 50 years since the Shell Lake murders, Canada’s worst random mass killing

[Victor Ernest Hoffman | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers]

[CBC Player | Shell Lake Mass Murder]

[Newsroom : Inquest in the death of Victor Hoffman announced]

[Madera Tribune 21 August 1967 — California Digital Newspaper Collection]

[Shell Lake murders | Revolvy]

[After their release, most mentally ill offenders left unchecked - The Globe and Mail]

[Shell Lake Massacre - Phyllis Peterson - ExtraOrdinary Lives - YouTube]

[Goodreads - Shell Lake Massacre by Peter Tadman]

[Village of Shell Lake » Oasis of the Parklands]

[Veterans’ Land Act | The Canadian Encyclopedia]

[What is ECT?]

[A Brief History of Electroconvulsive Therapy | Psychology Today Canada]

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