Once-moneyed murderer Peter Demeter (above), a killer who “oozes evil,” has given up on freedom. For the fifth consecutive time in the past 10 years, the imprisoned psychopathic senior citizen has told the National Parole Board not to bother holding a hearing at which he could beg for release. A hearing had been scheduled for this month, but Demeter waived his right to plead for freedom. It appears that the former real-estate developer, now 76, has accepted that he’ll die behind bars, in part, because he refuses to admit that he hired an assassin who split open his wife’s skull on July 18, 1973, in the garage of the couple’s upscale Mississauga, Ontario, home.
Twenty five years after Hanna Buxbaum was dragged from her car and shot in the head three times by a masked gunman hired by her wealthy husband Helmuth (inset), the Buxbaum family is still battling in court. The legal feud is over the final division of cash in a trust fund established for the six children of the London, Ontario couple. One sibling disputed the handling of the money, touching off a nasty and bitter court fight that led to an order against one of the children today.
UPDATE: A final division of the remaining assets in the estate was ordered by a judge in 2012.