Charity Spitzig was Michael Rafferty's escort.
Crown lawyers wrapped up their eight week case against accused killer Michael Rafferty this past week. However a big question is how did they go after the man who they think kidnapped, raped and killed 8-year-old Tori Stafford from Woodstock, Ontario?
The trial began on March 3, 2012 and the beginning of it was wrapped around a previous confession made by Rafferty’s former girlfriend, Terri-Lynn McClintic. While serving her life sentence for the murder of Stafford, she confessed to a counsellor that she had killed Stafford, not Rafferty. This statement contradicts what she told police upon arrest.
Despite the turn of events, the crown showed no hesitation when they walked into the courtroom for the start of what has been a long and disturbing trial.
For the past two months, they have presented numerous pieces of evidence such as photos, forensics and surveillance videos. However the big break came when the most important piece of evidence was brought forward; a gym bag found in Rafferty’s car with mixed DNA of him and Stafford.
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