News

Killer caretaker faces second murder charge

Convicted killer Traigo Andretti.  - Photo submitted
Convicted killer Traigo Andretti.
— image credit: Photo submitted

Already serving a life sentence for killing his wife, Traigo Andretti is now facing a second murder charge.

The former Hanson Island caretaker was charged with second degree murder last week in the death of 37-year-old Myrna Letandre.

The two were apparently acquainted when they lived in Winnipeg, but she went missing in 2006.

Her remains were found buried in the foundation of a Winnipeg rooming house and were only found in May 2013 after police received information during their investigation of Andretti.

Sometime around April 29, 2013, Andretti killed his wife Jennifer McPherson, 41, dismembered her body and scattered her remains around Hanson Island, located north of Campbell River in Johnstone Strait.

He was arrested a few days later and admitted the killing to police. Last month, Andretti, 38, formally pleaded guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 25 years.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, July 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jul 25 edition online now. Browse the archives.