Rengel killer Bagshaw charged in prison attack, shooting

A notorious Toronto teen killer, David Bagshaw, 21, who stabbed a 14-year-old girl to death on orders from his 15-year-old girlfriend, has been charged with the attempted murder of a fellow convict at maximum-security Millhaven penitentiary just west of Kingston, Ontario. Bagshaw (inset) was charged in connection with the attack March 20 in which he and another assailant, inmate Jordan Trudeau, 29, were shot by prison guards. Trudeau died. Bagshaw was 17 in 2008 when he stabbed Stefanie Rengel to death after urging from his girlfriend, Melissa Todorovic.

Killing mastermind Melissa Todorovic (left) and victim Stefanie Rengel, 14

Bagshaw was sentenced to life in prison for killing Rengel, with no chance of parole for 10 years. Ontario’s top court denied his bid to have his adult sentence replaced with a shorter youth sentence, even though psychiatrists had said Bagshaw was a “promising candidate for rehabilitation.” Now Bagshaw is a promising candidate for a special handling unit – a super-secure prison facility for convicts who pose a danger to other inmates and staff. Canada’s toughest SHU is in Quebec. Even if Bagshaw isn’t convicted of attempted murder, he could end up in the SHU, a place where prisoners have limited contacted, movement is extremely restricted and most convicts are locked up 23 hours a day.

Bagshaw is a notorious figure in Toronto, where the 2008 killing of Rengel shocked the community, in large part because of the apparently depraved motivations of the murderer. Bagshaw had been goaded by his girlfriend Todorovic for months to kill Rengel, whom Todorovic wrongly viewed as a rival for the affections of her BF. Bagshaw had dated Rengel previously. Todorovic apparently got Bagshaw to do the deed, in part, by promising to have sex with him and by threatening to withhold sex if he didn’t kill Rengel. Todorovic was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for seven years, an adult sentence imposed because of the gravity of the crime. In one online message, Todorovic told Bagshaw: “I want her dead … we’ve been through this. I’m gonna fucking stab her if I want to.”

Here’s the release issued today by police about the charge against Bagshaw:

FROM/DE: Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad DATE: April 6, 2011

Update – Inmate Charged in Millhaven Investigation

(Kingston, ON) – On Sunday, March 20, 2011, the Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad, under the direction of OPP Detective Inspector Rene Bazinet, Criminal Investigation Branch, responded to the maximum security unit in Millhaven Federal Institution to investigate assaults.

During the violence, several inmates attacked another inmate with weapons.
The Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad has charged Federal Inmate David BAGSHAW, 21, with attempt murder. BAGSHAW was shot by Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) officers while he was attacking another inmate. BAGSHAW’s injuries were not life threatening.

The victim, a 34-year-old male inmate, suffered severe, non-life threatening injuries.
The other portion of the investigation concluded that there was no criminal wrong doing by two Correctional Services Canada (CSC) officers that discharged their firearms during the violent outbreak within the Institution. CSC officers followed proper protocol.

The Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad, comprised of officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Kingston Police Force (KPF), and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), are continuing their investigation.

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