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  • “She Stabbed Me to Get My Pills”: Victim’s Words Read at Pike Trial

    Pamela Pike has been found guilty of manslaughter in the 2013 stabbing death of Jason Skinner in Grand Falls-Windsor.

    Pamela Pike, through tears, told the court today that she was sorry to Skinner’s family, saying she meant him no harm. Each morning she says she thinks of Skinner, and told the court how drugs ruined her family.

    Two of Skinner’s Aunts read victim impact statements after Pike’s conviction—one reading a poem about life since his death, saying “he was once a little boy who stole cookies from the kitchen.” Both admitted he had an addiction, but said he was never violent.

    Pike has admitted she stabbed Skinner in the chest using a kitchen knife. It happened after a night of partying and prescription drugs. Pike and Wanda Ash planned to steal Skinner’s pills, but things went wrong.

    The Defence and the Crown made a joint submission of seven and a half years in prison.

    Judge Donald Burrage will make his decision 11:00 a.m. tomorrow.

    Ash will be sentenced next month.

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    Pamela Pike has been found guilty of manslaughter in the 2013 death of Jason Skinner in Grand Falls-Windsor. VOCMs Renell LeGrow was on the scene.

    The Crown read the Agreed Statement of Facts to the court this morning.

    Pike and Skinner were partying the night of April 13th, 2013, taking opiates and Ritalin. While at Skinner’s apartment, they called Wanda Ash to come over.

    The trio stayed up all night, injecting drugs and smoking pot.

    Around 9:30 a.m. on April 14th, Skinner left for a short period of time to go to a friend’s house. While alone, Pike and Ash discussed robbing Skinner’s pills. They decided a blow to the head would knock him out and they could leave.

    When Skinner returned, Pike followed him into his bedroom, striking him with a water bottle, but it did not knock him out. A struggle broke out, and the three ended up in a brawl outside the bedroom.

    Pike grabbed a knife from the kitchen.

    Skinner suffered two cuts to his head before Pike stabbed him in his chest. He went to the bedroom to lay down, the weapon still in his chest. And that’s how police found him a short time later.

    When asked, Skinner said “She stabbed me for my pills – The blonde one.” Skinner later died.

    Both Pike and her mother wept in court. Judge Donald Burrage agreed the murder was not intentional, and convicted Pike of manslaughter. Ash, also found guilty of manslaughter in the case, is awaiting sentencing.

    Pamela Pike will be sentenced tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. The Crown and Defence have made a joint submission of seven and a half years, minus time served.

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