Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Trial hears wiretaps of Svekla
March 10, 2008 Trial hears wiretaps of Svekla By THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — An Edmonton court has heard wiretap conversations involving a man accused of killing two prostitutes. Thomas Svekla tells his sisters and mother about his time in the Edmonton Remand Centre, saying he’s a big boy and can handle being locked up. He also says he doesn’t want them talking to police, and that he’s worried one of his sisters won’t come to see him because she believes he’s guilty. He tells one sister a criminal profiler from Ontario came to see him, and alludes to the movie “Silence of the Lambs,” saying he’s no Hannibal Lecter. Svekla is charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of Rachel Quinney, 19, and Theresa Innes, 36. Other evidence presented at the trial included video footage of the examination of Innes’ body after it was found in Svekla’s hockey bag in his sister’s garage.