In the three decades since 12-year-old Emanuel Jaques was sexually abused, tortured and murdered in a seedy body rub parlour on Toronto’s Yonge Street, the jailed killers have taken only one small step toward freedom. Robert Wayne Kribs (inset – read his parole records after the jump) and Saul David Betesh are now confined at a medium-security federal prison just west of Kingston, Ontario.
Notorious 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 (read them after the jump) 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.
The former warden of Kingston Penitentiary once told me: “We have an obligation in law to keep people, however odious their crime and their background, alive because there is no other alternative. The life sentence of the court is not a sentence of execution by bad luck or by chance or by negligence.” Tom Epp’s eloquent prison-boss wisdom, offered in 1995, was an explanation of how Canada’s federal prison system deals with the most despicable characters entrusted to its care. He wasn’t talking specifically about Saul David Betesh, but his words are perfectly applicable to the sexual sadist, one of Canada’s most notorious child killers and a notorious complainer in prison (read one of his complaints, after the jump).