Suspected Winnipeg serial killer reportedly threatens ex-partners with death

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Suspected Winnipeg serial killer allegedly threatened ex-partners with death

The 35-year-old is charged with the murders of Rebecca Contois, Morgan Beatrice Harris, Marcedes Myran and an unidentified woman nicknamed Buffalo Woman. None of the allegations against Jeremy Skibicki have been proven in court.

Jeremy Skibicki faces four counts of first degree murder in connection with the deaths of Rebecca Contois, Morgan Beatrice Harris, Marcedes Myran and an unidentified fourth woman.

Suspected serial killer Jeremy Skibicki has threatened to kill two former girlfriends in the past seven years, according to court documents.

In June 2015, the Winnipeg man, now charged with the first degree murder of four Indigenous women, was convicted of assaulting his partner. After spending about two months in prison, he was given two years of probation.

According to court documents, he grabbed his pregnant partner by the hair and punched her several times in the face and then attempted to strangle her. He then told her that he would kill her if she called the police.

This woman applied for a protective order the same year, but it was denied for unclear reasons. In her application, she wrote fearing that he would not stop before I am dead.

The terms of his probation, however, required that he remain away and that he did not come into contact with her for two years.

Four years later, another woman, his ex-wife, managed to obtain a protective order against him, alleging in his application and during the subsequent hearing that she suffered several assaults from him and that he threatened to kill her.

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He suggested that he would kill me or other gangs would kidnap me and torture me. He told me he would put me in a garbage bag, she wrote in her application for a protective order.

He There was also a stay of legal proceedings for an assault charge against Jeremy Skibicki. His ex-wife's mother claims it was for attacking her daughter, who is of mixed race, in January 2021.

CBC/Radio-Canada does not name the women because they are victims of abuse. Both identify as Indigenous.

At a December 14, 2021 hearing in Manitoba Provincial Court, his former wife spoke about his fear and alleged that he threatened to harm his family and kill his son, according to court documents.

The man met this woman at the Siloam Mission shelter in Winnipeg in February 2018, where she was waiting for a bed, according to her mother.

She says the suspected serial killer allegedly offered his daughter to take him in and that they were married less than a year later.

On their wedding day, the woman was under the influence of a substance, according to a transcript of the protective order hearing in September 2019. Four days later, she is went to rehab because of her methamphetamine use.

At that same hearing, his estranged wife testified that she was taking medication at night to help herself. fall asleep, and that he took the opportunity to rape her while she slept. I woke up with my underwear down and he gave me a sexually transmitted disease. That's how I realized what he was doing, she said during the hearing.

According to the protective order application, he had previously tried to suffocate her by putting a pillow over her face.

On another occasion, he x27;forced her to stay in their apartment for four days, she said.

Jeremy Skibicki denied the charges and maintained that his wife was not sane.

His former partner, in her 2015 application for a protective order, claims that he was expressing violent fantasies.

Jeremy admitted to fantasizing about rape me and then suffocate me to death. He had covered me so hard that my teeth started bleeding, it is written.

Also in 2015, Jeremy Skibicki was found guilty of having assaulted his girlfriend. He apologized to her during a hearing. It's something I think about every day. I almost killed myself after what happened. I thought it was the appropriate retribution for what I had done, he said.

“I really Need help.

— Jeremy Skibicki, during a 2015 court appearance

In this case, he was ordered to participate in anger management sessions and undergoing domestic violence therapy.

With information from Rachel Bergen

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