He used the slaying to drum up buzz for his short feature film about a serial killer.
In his dating profile, Twitchell, 37, laments about being hesitant to write to women because he doubted anyone would look past his reputation, “but trying is definitely worthwhile if it means finding just one meaningful, mutually fulfilling friendship.” His expected release date is in 2027.
as well as potentially a long weekend every few months if it gets there naturally,” Twitchell writes on the Canadian Inmate Connect website, which hooks up federal inmates with pen pals.
Twitchell was convicted in 2011 of the 2008 first-degree murder of Brian “Johnny” Altinger in Edmonton.
Army medic and became the youngest inmate held at the military prison in Cuba.
Tony Clement, the Conservative Party's public safety spokesman, said "it is one thing to acknowledge alleged mistreatment, but it is wrong to lavishly reward a convicted terrorist who murdered an allied soldier who had a wife and two children".
The warning was accompanied with a photo of a cassette — yes cassette — of Nickelback’s 2001 album “Silver Side Up.” As maligned as the Canadian rockers are (even in their own country), they were one of the top-selling acts of the early 2000s.
“Silver Side Up” went platinum six times in the United States (and eight times north of the border), featuring songs like “How Your Remind Me” and “Never Again.” Frontman Kroeger made headlines a few years ago by dating, and then splitting from, fellow Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne.
By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's Liberal government will apologize to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr and pay him around C million (.7 million) in compensation, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday, prompting opposition protests. In 2010, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that Canada breached his rights by sending intelligence agents to interrogate him and sharing the results with the United States.
Police in Kensington, Prince Edward Island, Canada are warning holiday revelers about making spirits too bright. Drunk drivers will not only face the usual charges, they will also be forced to listen to Nickleback on the way to jail.
The Kensington Police Service posted the ominous warning on its Facebook page over the weekend.
“I’ve made some terrible, regrettable choices in the past and I’ve come to terms with the consequences,” he writes.
“Now I seek to infuse purpose into my life.” Twitchell isn’t the only notorious killer — and eligible bachelor — found on the site.