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Bruce Alfred Blackman
Born 1960
Penalty Found to be insane
Imprisoned at Coquitlam Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
(released in June 1995)
Attack information
Date January 18, 1983
Location(s) Coquitlam, Canada
Killed 6
Weapon(s) .22-caliber rifle
Hammer

Bruce Alfred Blackman was a Canadian who killed six people in Coquitlam, Canada on January 18, 1983, before being arrested. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity and confined at the Coquitlam Forensic Psychiatric Hospital until his release in 1995.

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Murders[]

Victims[]

  • Richard Blackman, 50, his father
  • Irene Blackman, 49, his mother
  • Roberta Lynn Davies, 28, his sister
  • John Davies, 39, his brother-in-law
  • Karen Dale Rhodes, 25, his sister
  • Rick Blackman, 16, his brother

Aftermath[]

References[]

  1. Accuse man of killing family during pow pow, The Bryan Times (January 19, 1983)
  2. Six die in shooting in Vancouver suburb, Eugene Register-Guard (January 19, 1983)
  3. Slain family may have been discussing domestic problems, Spokane Chronicle (January 19, 1983)
  4. BLACKMAN, Bruce Alfred webarchive, British Columbia Review Board (January 25, 1993)
  5. BLACKMAN, Bruce Alfred, (January 25, 1993)
  6. Son charged in six killings, The Prince George Citizen (January 19, 1983) (p. 1)
  7. Blackman remanded, The Prince George Citizen (January 20, 1983) (p. 3)
  8. Some family members were shot and beaten, The Prince George Citizen (January 21, 1983) (p. 7)
  9. Blackman sent to mental institution, The Prince George Citizen (February 10, 1983) (p. 7)
  10. Man found fit for trial, The Prince George Citizen (April 27, 1983) (p. 7)
  11. 'Only issue is sanity', The Prince George Citizen (November 3, 1983) (p. 7)
  12. Jury hears tale of bizarre acts, The Prince George Citizen (November 4, 1983) (p. 7)
  13. Blackman ruled insane, The Prince George Citizen (November 7, 1983) (p. 8)
  14. Experts can't explain why Blackman killed, The Prince George Citizen (November 17, 1983) (p. 6)
  15. World briefly - Patient set free, The Prince George Citizen (August 24, 1991) (p. 66)
  16. Man charged with killing relatives, Panama City News Herald (January 20, 1983) (p. 7C)
  17. Son charged in family slaying, Medicine Hat News (January 19, 1983) (p. 1)
  18. Accused remanded, Medicine Hat News (January 20, 1983) (p. 7)
  19. Murder suspect unfit for trial, Medicine Hat News (February 10, 1983) (p. 7)
  20. Son charged in slaying 6 of family; got messages from TV, friend says continuation, Winnipeg Free Press (January 19, 1983) (pp. 1/4)
  21. Killer clubbed victims, Winnipeg Free Press (January 21, 1983) (p. 9)
  22. Alleged family killer ruled fit for trial, Winnipeg Free Press (April 27, 1983) (p. 14)
  23. Jury finds son insane in slayings, Winnipeg Free Press (November 5, 1983) (p. 13)
  24. Schizophrenia clouded in misunderstanding, doctors say [1][2], Winnipeg Free Press (November 17, 1983) (p. 64)
  25. Suspect ins alayings told friend of finding messages in Bible, TV, The Lethbridge Herald (January 19, 1983) (p. 1)
  26. Examination set for suspect, The Lethbridge Herald (January 20, 1983) (p. A14)
  27. Coast man unfit to stand trial, The Lethbridge Herald (Februray 10, 1983) (p. C5)
  28. Multiple murder suspect declared fit to stand trial, The Lethbridge Herald (April 27, 1983) (p. D8)
  29. Preliminary hearing waived, The Lethbridge Herald (May 18, 1983) (p. C8)
  30. Bizarre acts retold at trial, The Lethbridge Herald (November 4, 1983) (p. A4)
  31. Killed found not guilty by reason of insanity, The Lethbridge Herald (Novembe 5, 1983) (p. A2)
  32. Six slain in Coquitlam, The Vancouver Sun () (p. )
  33. Mystery shrouds family killing, The Vancouver Sun () (p. )
  34. Blackman beginning psychiatric assessment, The Vancouver Sun () (p. )
  35. Slaying victims were shot, The Vancouver Sun () (p. )
  36. 'Simple' funeral held for Blackman family, The Vancouver Sun () (p. )
  37. [], The Vancouver Sun () (p. )
  38. [], The Vancouver Sun () (p. )
  39. Six die in shooting, The Leader-Post () (p. )
  40. Accused killer saw 'messages', [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
  41. Accused killer appears in court, [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
  42. Blackman unfit to stand trial, [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
  43. [3], [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
  44. [4], [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
  45. [5], [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
  46. [6], [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
  47. [7], [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
  48. [8], [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
  49. Mentally ill killer a victim, too, says wife of slain Ottawa sportcaster, [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
  50. A true crime story: Gastonia author’s new book looks at circumstances behind slaying of family, [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
  51. 6 members of family slain, son is charged, The Windsor Star (January 19, 1983) (p. 1)
  52. Psychiatric remand in slaying of family, The Windsor Star (January 20, 1983) (p. B8)
  53. Family of six slain, Calgary Herald (January 19, 1983) (p. 1)
  54. Slaying suspect held, Calgary Herald (January 20, 1983) (p. A3)
  55. Victims bludgeeoned following shootings, Calgary Herald (January 21, 1983) (p. A18)
  56. Six murder charges laid in slaughter at B.C. home, The Montreal Gazette (January 19, 1983) (p. B1)
  57. Psychiatric tests ordered for murder accused, The Montreal Gazette (January 20, 1983) (p. B1)
  58. Canada briefs - Bodies bludgeoned, The Montreal Gazette (January 21, 1983) (p. B1)
  59. Slain family may have been discussing domestic problems, Spokane Chronicle (January 19, 1983) (p. A5)
  60. Bruce Blackman was found unfit to stand trial Wednesday..., [[Wikipedia:|]] (February 9, 1983)
  61. Briefs - Media to attend family-killer's hearing, The Halifax Daily News (January 25, 1995)
  62. [9], The Vancouver Sun (June 10, 1995) (p. A5)
  63. [], [[Wikipedia:|]] () (p. )
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