Justice for Tori Stafford, Rafferty found guilty
Justice has been served for Tori Stafford.
Michael Raffery was found guilty of first degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault of the 8-year-old girl, as the jury brought their decision forward late Friday evening in London.
Rafferty will automatically serve life in prison, and victim impact statements will be read during his sentencing tomorrow.
Reports are saying that Rafferty is set to appeal all three guilty verdictsl.
A candlelight vigil is set to be held in Woodstock in honour of the little girl.
Ever since news broke back in April of 2009, the entire case has touched the hearts of Canadians, and right here in Chatham-Kent.
Back when the case was a missing person investigation, Wallaceburg resident Patrick Wilbur created an Editorial Cartoon dedicated to the the missing 8-year-old girl.
When the case was shifted into a murder investigation, when Rafferty and Terri-Lynne McClintic were brought into custody, Chatham-Kent residents sounded off about what they thought of the case. Check out the video here.
The case had more of a local angle as well, as at one point while Rafferty was in custody, in October of 2009, he was transported to the Chatham jail.
The reasoning for the move was never officially disclosed by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, but he did appear in Woodstock court via video from the Chatham location.
For a full recount of the Rafferty trial, check out the coverage from the London Free Press here.
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