153 – Serial Killer: The Life and Crimes of Charles Eli Kembo

Episode 153 – Between 2002 and 2005, Charles Eli Kembo, a refugee from Malawi, murdered four people, his business partner, Arden Samuel, his stepdaughter, Rita Yeung, his girlfriend, Sui Yin Ma, and his wife, Margaret Kembo, whose body has never been found. He set up elaborate schemes to steal their identities, set up false bank accounts, insurance claims, and run up credit in his victims’ names. 

Sources:
R. v. Kembo, 2010 BCSC 914 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/2bbxq>
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kembo-guilty-of-4-murders-b-c-jury-1.911825
https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10315/33466/DiSanto_Julianne_M_2016_PhD.pdf?isAllowed=y&sequence=2
https://www.refworld.org/docid/467bb4921e.html
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/campaigns/immigration-matters/system.html#screening
https://www.pressreader.com/canada/national-post-latest-edition/20100306/289579580900497
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/serial-killer-charles-kembo-book_n_1070290
https://vancouversun.com/news/staff-blogs/serial-killer-charles-kembo-loses-appeal
https://jezebel.com/meet-the-kids-author-who-is-also-a-serial-killer-5856417
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/murder-suspect-has-lengthy-list-of-offences/article4313841
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/predator-kembo-guilty-sentenced-to-life/article4388720/
https://www.straight.com/news/jury-finds-charles-kembo-guilty-four-counts-first-degree-murder
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kembo-guilty-of-4-murders-b-c-jury-1.911825
http://www.primetimecrime.com/Recent/Murder/Charles%20Kembo.htm
https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/four-time-surrey-murderer-loses-conviction-appeal/
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/crown-says-kembo-killed-4-to-steal-identities-1.443147
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/serial-killer-charles-kembo-s-lawyer-calls-trial-bewildering-1.2625206