091 – The .410 Murders – Denean Worms & Brenda Hughes (BC)

Episode 091 – In early October 1984, Denean Worms, 19, went missing after a night out with friends. Denean’s nude body was found 6 different ays later in a nearby gravel pit. She’d been raped, shot twice in the head with a .410 shotgun and tossed aside. There were no real suspects until late December 1984. Brenda Hughes, just 16, was found raped and murdered in her own home by her family returning from church. She too had been shot twice in the head by a .410 shotgun. A 22-year-old local man, Terrance Wayne Burlingham, was arrested and tried for the heinous crimes. Convicting him was not a straight forward undertaking.

Sources:
R. v. Burlingham, 1990 CanLII 484 (BC CA), <http://canlii.ca/t/1d7bf>
R. v. Burlingham, 1991 CanLII 2146 (BC CA), <http://canlii.ca/t/1d8wb>
R. v. Burlingham, 1993 CanLII 6884 (BC CA), <http://canlii.ca/t/23288>
R. v. Burlingham, 1995 2 SCR 206, 1995 CanLII 88 (SCC), <http://canlii.ca/t/1frk6>
Sinclair and the Scope of the Right to Counsel
Robert D. Keppel’s Signature Murders: A Report of the 1984 Cranbrook, British Columbia Cases
VicNews.com – article
AbbyNews.com – article
newspapers.com – search for Terrance Wayne Burlingham

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