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Chapter Two: Trail of a Killer


From: Murder in Renfrew County


This chapter acts as a case study and details how each of Borutski’s former partners found themselves victim to Intimate partner violence. Dean Beeby highlights the unique steps each woman took to remove Basil Borutski from their lives, listing the supports from the justice system and victim services they were able to access. Beeby also lays out the gaping cracks in the system and how easy it was for their killer to slip through them



Dean Beeby

DEAN BEEBY is an investigative journalist and author. Born in Halifax, he was Atlantic bureau chief for The Canadian Press news agency before his transfer to Ottawa, where he later worked in the Parliamentary bureau of the CBC. An expert in the use of freedom of information laws, he has authored several books, including one about the RCMP, a focus of his investigative journalism. His book about the Renfrew County murders is set to be published in the spring of 2024. He lives and works in Ottawa.