police executed a search warrant for illegal firearms at the property owned by Pickton
Pickton was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Sereena Abotsway and Mona Wilson.
three more charges were added for the murders of Jacqueline McDonell, Diane Rock and Heather Bottomley.
murder charge of Andrea Joesbury was laid
four more charges were added for the slayings of Georgina Papin, Patricia Johnson, Helen Hallmark and Jennifer Furminger.
Four more charges for the murders of Heather Chinnock, Tanya Holyk, Sherry Irving and Inga Hall
twelve more charges were laid against him for the killings of Cara Ellis, Andrea Borhaven, Debra Lynne Jones, Marnie Frey, Tiffany Drew, Kerry Koski, Sarah Devries, Cynthia Feliks, Angela Jardine, Wendy Crawford, Diana Melnick, and Jane Doe
one of the 27 counts was rejected by Justice James Williams for lack of evidence.
the crown stated he confessed to forty-nine murders to an undercover police officer
he was sentenced to life in prison- with no possibility of parole for 25 years