[learn_more caption=”72 Hours: Monster of The Miramichi (2005) ” state=”open”]
Allan Legere, a.k.a ‘Monster of The Miramichi’ is a Canadian serial killer and arsonist, convicted of the deaths of 5 people in the late 1980’s.... while serving time in jail for one murder, Legere escaped from prison and went on an 8 month crime spree which took the lives of 4 more people…
“Legere had been transported from Renous to the Georges L. Dumont Hospital in Moncton for the treatment of an ear infection when he escaped. Legere managed to convince officers to let him use the washroom at the hospital alone, and there he picked the lock on his handcuffs with a homemade key he had hidden in a cigar. He then used a piece of T.V. antenna that he had concealed on his body as a weapon, and held the officers at bay before fleeing. After his escape, Legere committed four additional murders, killing Annie Flam, sisters Linda and Donna Daughney, and Father James Smith. He was recaptured on November 24, 1989; rewards of $50,000 were collected for the information that led to his arrest.
Legere’s trial featured the first Canadian uses of DNA fingerprinting, and Legere was convicted of murder for a second time in 1991…..” Wikipedia