104: The Rallo Family Murders (ON)

Episode 104 – On August 18, 1976 two boys found the body of a 5-year-old girl in a duffle bag floating in a waterway between St Catharines and Hamilton, Ontario. That same day, 29-year-old Sandra Rallo and her two children, Jason, 6, and Stephanie, 5, were reported missing by Sandra’s father, Doug Pollington. The evidence pointed directly at Sandra’s husband and father to the children, Hamilton City Hall manager, Jon George Rallo. Although Rallo claimed innocence, the evidence mounted against him, resulting in three charges of first degree murder for the senseless slayings of his family.

Sources and Further Reading:
Regina v. Rallo, 1978 CanLII 2427 (ON CA), <http://canlii.ca/t/htv3n>
[SECRETS: Jon Rallo revealed | TheSpec.com]
[Newspapers.com – Jon Rallo / 1976-2019 / Canada]
[Debates (Hansard) No. 96 – June 4, 2014 (41-2) – House of Commons of Canada]
[Hansard Transcripts 1996-Apr-18 | Legislative Assembly of Ontario]
[August 1976: Hamilton’s Rallo family murdered | TheIFP.ca]
[Clairmont: Victims’ family struggling to keep killer Lovie away | TheSpec.com]
[Opinion | Hamilton murderers Jon Rallo, George Lovie sharing a house together]
[Killer Jon Rallo to get day parole  | Globalnews.ca]
[David Sweet Column: Helping victims find peace – David Sweet]
[Blast Furnace Canada Blog: John Rallo FREE?]

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