EXCLUSIVE: Inside the mind of a madman killer

Emanuel JaquesNotorious child killer Josef Woods lived 25 years inside Canadian penitentiaries “in a fantasy-related occult mindset” until his death in 2003. Cancrime gives you this exclusive look inside the mind of the madman with the reproduction of 13 pages of National Parole Board records on Woods, one of three men convicted in 1978 of the sex killing of 12-year-old Toronto shoeshine boy Emanuel Jaques (inset) – Saul Betesh and Robert Kribs also were convicted of raping and drowning the young boy in a sink above a seedy Yonge Street body rub parlour in 1977. Woods was convicted of second-degree murder while Betesh and Kribs were convicted of first-degree murder. These documents are the the official record of four hearings at which Woods pleaded for release, in 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2000. He was denied freedom each time. The hearing records appear in chronological order.

Reading the records: Each one of the four separate hearing records begins when you see “Page 2” in the top right corner.

 

 

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