The killings of three women in one morning was a sick kind of justice in the mind of accused triple murderer Basil Borutski, and there’s a taped police confession to prove it, the Crown told the jury as Borutski’s trial began Wednesday.
The 59-year-old is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 66-year-old Carol Culleton, 36-year-old Anastasia Kuzyk and 48-year-old Nathalie Warmerdam. Their bodies were found at their homes in and around the small community of Wilno, Ont., on Sept. 22, 2015.
Borutski’s trial before Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Maranger in Ottawa is scheduled to run for 17 weeks.
During opening statements Wednesday afternoon to the six men and six women of the jury, as well as an alternate, Crown attorney Jeffery Richardson said that in Borutski’s mind, all three victims had wronged him.
“For Basil these murders are all about justice, his kind of justice. Justice where murders like these are justifiable, justice where women pay the ultimate price for using what Borutski says is a corrupt justice system against him, justice where Borutski gets to be judge, jury and executioner, justice where there is only one truth that counts: his truth,” Richardson told court.
“… I submit to you that the truth is that Basil Borutski murdered Carol, Anastasia and Nathalie out of revenge. He thought about it before he did it and then he executed his plan perfectly.”