Robert Pickton is no longer serving his life sentence in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
The infamous pig farmer serial killer was transferred to the Port-Cartier maximum security prison in Quebec earlier this week, according to a CBC report.
A family member of one of the six victims Pickton was convicted of killing says they were informed by the Correctional Service of Canada that he has left the Kent Institution maximum security prison in Agassiz.
Another report by Global News indicates he was moved because he was being bullied, even though he is serving his sentence in solitary.
The former Port Coquitlam resident was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to life in 2007 for the murders of six women, with no possibility of parole for 25 years. Later on, there were attempts to charge him with the deaths of 20 more women, however, the charges were stayed by the Crown.
It is believed he may have killed as many as 49 women between 1983 and 2002, and many of them were missing sex workers from the Downtown Eastside.
Pickton gained the ‘pig farmer killer’ nickname as there were claims during the investigation he fed human remains to pigs at his Port Coquitlam farm property. BC’s provincial health authority later issued a warning to the public when there was reason to believe he sold ground up pork meat mixed with human flesh.
The investigation into his murders, which included the excavation of his farm to look for human remains and evidence, was the largest investigation of a serial killer in Canadian history. The first two years of the investigation alone cost taxpayers $70 million.
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