I’m still working on the DEAD WRONG series, and am making good progress on Part 5. To recap, let me summarize the series.

Part 1: The War of the Roses looks at the murder of Brenda Way, and the relationship between Brenda, Glen Assoun, and Robin Hartrick. Towards the end of Part 1, I discuss how Glen is arrested for Brenda’s murder.

Part 2: Trial and Error follows the trial and conviction of Glen Assoun.

Part 3: If Glen Assoun Didn’t Kill Brenda Way, Who Did? asks that question, and introduces us to a rogue’s gallery of the violent men who surrounded Brenda. Part 3 also draws some conclusions about why and how Glen was convicted and served 16 years in prison for a murder he probably didn’t commit.

Part 4: Channelling Kimberly McAndrew shows how Dave MacDonald, the lead investigator in the Brenda Way murder, was also assigned to investigate the disappearance of Kimberly McAndrew. Frustrated with an investigation that was going nowhere, MacDonald hired a psychic; I obtained and published the recordings of the psychic’s sessions with MacDonald, and show how MacDonald’s apparent belief in the power of psychics not only side-tracked the investigation of Kimberly’s disappearance, but also may have led to the wrongful conviction of Glen for Brenda’s murder.

I’m still working on Part 5 but when complete, it will show that MacDonald investigated still another murder that may have resulted in yet another wrongful conviction. It’s important that I not rush into publication before I track down all the important relevant details. This is taking longer than expected, but that’s how it goes sometimes.

I’ve also outlined Part 6, which as of now is the last planned part of the series. Part 6 will tie up some loose ends and show how the apparent indifference to the murders of women and girls living on the margins of society leads to continued tragedy.

On Monday, the Canadaland podcast will feature DEAD WRONG, and so I’m expecting new interest in the series. Between that and the delay of publication of Part 5, today I’m taking Part 1 from behind the paywall. I hope people who read Part 1 for the first time will find the series engaging and will want to subscribe in order to read the rest of the series.

Thanks for your understanding.

Tim Bousquet

Tim Bousquet

Tim Bousquet is the editor and publisher of the Halifax Examiner. Twitter @Tim_Bousquet Mastodon

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