Marcello Palma

In 1996, Marcello Palma shot to death three prostitutes in a two-hour killing spree, he had put a gun to his wife’s head and repeatedly threatened to shoot himself. Palma admits he killed the three but was not criminally responsible when he did it, his lawyer, Edward Geenspan, has said.

The 33-year-old father of one daughter was under a psychiatrist’s care at the time of the killings but still had six restricted-weapons certificates and owned six firearms, including the .357 Magnum revolver he used to kill Brenda Ludgate, 25, transvestite prostitute Shawn Keegan, 19, and transsexual prostitute Thomas (Deanna) Wilkinson, 31, on May 20, 1996 — the Victoria Day holiday.

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Wife alarmed by Palma’s behaviour_ Admitted killer of three had violent history.

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