Myles Sanderson was the only killer in Canada mass stabbings, and his brother was a victim, police say
I had known my brother’s killers for several years, and I had seen the horrific aftermath of their attack.
I could sense the pain and horror of the women and children as they lay, covered by hospital sheets, at the foot of the hospital, waiting to be attended to by police or paramedics.
My brother’s murderers had chosen their victims at random, and one of them had been killed as his wife left early to work late at the hospital.
My heart aches for the victims and their families, as well as for my brother, who is now serving a life sentence in prison for several murders and numerous other violent crimes.
I hope that when his victims get their moment in the spotlight, they too will have the courage to tell their stories, to speak from the heart and use their pain to make this country a better place.
My heart aches for the victims and their families, as well as for my brother, who is now serving a life sentence in prison for several murders and numerous other violent crimes
In the days and weeks that followed, I couldn’t stop thinking of my brother, and wondering where he was and who he was with.
I asked some friends and family members if they had seen him, and they couldn’t say they had.
I even asked my mother, and her response was startling.
“I’ve never known him to disappear after a day together,” she said.
I was a child when we moved to Canada from Ireland, and I didn’t see him often because of the distance.
I wondered if the police had been in touch to tell the family something, but I didn’t understand why they would have contacted me or my mother.
I had never wanted to see my brother’s killers suffer any more than I already had.
I had hoped and believed that they had been dealt with for good and that they would be forgotten about.
It was only now