A prisoner serving life for murdering two women in BC has died.
Raymond Joseph Russell died Friday (July 10th) at a prison hospital in Abbotsford’s Pacific Institution where he was serving a life sentence.
Authorities are not saying what killed the 59-year old, but the circumstances are under review.
He was first incarcerated in April 1983 for drowning a Vancouver woman by holding her head under water in a hotel bathroom the previous year.
A few weeks after he was granted parole in 1996, he fatally stabbed a 47-year-old woman from Vernon.
Darlene Turnbull offered him a place to live without knowing his criminal history.