Court hears suspect in triple murder re-enacted child's killing for police


Published on June 16, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A man accused of three murders in southern Alberta, including those of a father and daughter, re-enacted for police how he killed the girl.

Jurors at Derek Saretzky's trial in Lethbridge have heard that he had already confessed to kidnapping and killing two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette as well as to slaying her father Terry Blanchette.

Court heard Saretzky took investigators to the spot where he choked Hailey and dismembered her before throwing her body in a campground firepit.

There was a brief adjournment when one of the jurors started sobbing and needed a break.

Saretzky is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Hailey, Blanchette and a woman named Hanne Meketech.

He has pleaded not guilty.

The Canadian Press