Episode 98 – After a life long career as a notorious thief, safe cracker, international bank robber and jail break artist in 1913, charismatic Bloody Jack Krafchenko made his final score; the bank in his home town of Plum Coulee, Manitoba. During the daytime robbery the bank’s manager, H.M. Arnold was shot once and killed by the fleeing bandit. After a few days Krafchenko was apprehended in nearby Winnipeg. Before he was to go on trial for his life, he escaped from prison again, using his as yet undiscovered cache of riches as leverage to bribe his own lawyer, a prison guard and two other men into assisting him.
R. v. Krafchenko, 1914 CanLII 618 (MB QB), <http://canlii.ca/t/gcjth>
R. v. Hagel, 1914 CanLII 769 (MB QB), <http://canlii.ca/t/g9b96>
R. v. Lakes, 1988 CanLII 3343 (BC SC), <http://canlii.ca/t/22wf1>
Manitoba History: The Story of “Bloody Jack” Krafchenko
Memorable Manitobans: John “Bloody Jack” Krafchenko (1881-1914)
Winnipeg Police Service – Bloody Jack
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Finding ‘Bloody Jack’ beyond the perimeter – Spectator Tribune
West End Dumplings: The Toronto Street hideout of “Bloody Jack” is for sale!
John Larry “Bloody Jack” Krafchenko (1881-1914) – Find A Grave Memorial
Self-incrimination – Wikipedia
Canada Evidence Act
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Full text of “Vulcan Advocate”
Running With Dillinger: The Story of Red Hamilton and Other Forgotten Canadian Outlaws