July 25th, 2017
Killer wants his freedom Duane Edward Taylor has spent most of the past 33 years in prison. Taylor revealed that he was gripped by deviant compulsions as a teenager. He was 17 when he arrived at Kingston Penitentiary. He pored through catalogues looking for images of young girls and boys. He was desperately in need of psychiatric care, yet he left Kingston Pen Aug. A plan was made to move him to the Whitby psychiatric hospital, but a bed was not immediately available. Taylor returned to Kingston on Aug. 18, he was placed at a rooming house at 179 Montreal St. She was just two feet tall. A serial sex predator was hunting and killing children in southwest British Columbia. Clifford Olson was in custody by then, charged with one murder. He was the country's boogeyman. On the evening of Aug. By 8:30 p.m., when she had not returned home with her older brothers, Colin and John, her worried mother called a friend. Wes Harpell got a tip about a man in the neighbourhood who had been friendly with children. and found men, including Taylor, talking outside of one of the rooms. Harpell asked Taylor if he had heard about the missing girl. Taylor said he didn't have the key. "I saw little spots of blood on the bedding and asked him why it was there," Harpell told aWhig-Standardreporter in 1992. "There was also a wet spot on one side of the chair he had his rear end on. Chris Barber was off duty, at home, when he got the call to go the Montreal Street rooming house. "I don't care what you look like, I don't care if you've got four ... "No, I was totally indifferent to it ... He'd been out playing that night with April and his big brother, Colin. "You have to live with it every day," he says, sitting in the living room of his Kingston home. Colin still lives in Kingston, as does April's biological father, Larry Kehoe, who sits beside his son, skimming through the written record of Taylor's parole hearing last week. "Anytime he gets out everybody around should be aware of who he is or where he's going," he says. "It was hard on my mom, and seeing my mom going through what she went through was hard but she did it and she was there for us," he says. Taylor confessed to the Kingston investigator, in grim detail, to what he had done. He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. "I asked her if she would like to go for a walk. "I was sitting on top of her, face down on the chair.