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He Murdered His Own Family To Cover Up The Lies He Had Told His Girlfriend


By Based On a True StoryPublished about a month ago 3 min read

Brett Ryan in the past was best known in Ontario, Canada, as the fake beard thief because he committed several bank robberies disguised as an older man with a beard.

When he was arrested for these crimes, Brett told the judge that he was suffering from depressive manic episodes due to a love disappointment.

Finally, in January 2009, the judge sentenced him to spend 3 years and 9 months in prison, however at the end of 2010 he was released on bail for his good behavior. At that time he only had to go back to prison to sleep.

Once completely released, Brett met the physiotherapist Kristen Baxter on a blind date and from there they began a relationship.

Brett was always honest with her about his past as a bank thief and told her that his stay in prison had changed him and that he was a new man.

He also told him that he had graduated from university and that he had a job where he was paid very well. Of course it was all a lie.

Eventually the couple went to live together in an apartment block in Ontario and they planned to get married in September 2016.

Susan, Brett’s mother, knew she was lying to his fiancée. As this attitude did not seem right to her, she threatened by telling him that she was going to tell Kristen the truth and also to withdraw her financial support.

For Brett to tell Kristen the truth was the worst possible scenario since she could leave it, and then he would be forced to live with his mother and siblings.

This is why a few weeks before the wedding, Brett decided to take extreme measures to prevent the truth from coming to light.

The facts:

On August 25, 2016, Brett and Kristen prepared to go to work: she in her physiotherapy office and he in his imaginary job in a technology company. But what he actually did was go to his mother’s house and get into the garage.

There, this 36-year-old man took the arrow of a crossbow he had previously kept and when he entered his mother stuck it in his chest. He then put his hands on the woman’s neck and took her life.

Chris, his 42-year-old brother, when he heard noise, ran to the garage to see what was happening, and right there Brett murdered him with the crossbow.

Brett grabbed both bodies, stacked them behind some wooden slats and then covered them with a tarp.

Just at that moment his 29-year-old brother Alexander arrived at the house for reasons unrelated to what was happening and when he entered through the door he was attacked by his brother with one of the arrows of the crossbow. Because of this. He passed away within a few minutes.

Lee, his other 39-year-old brother, who at the time was taking a nap, went to see what was happening and was also attacked by Brett. However, he managed to escape and to get a neighbor’s house. Thanks to this, he was able to call the police and save his life.

When the agents arrived at the house, they arrested Brett, who was sitting quietly waiting for his arrival. There they found out that he had taken the life of his mother and 2 of his 3 siblings.

When searching the house he shared with Kristen, they saw that Brett had tried to create an ali by playing several YouTube videos thanks to a device he created with a fan.

He also scheduled his email for several emails to be sent from his home computer in order to get a more reliable aliby.

The trial:

During the trial, Brett pleaded guilty, and said that he had been involved in a web of lies that he was unable to get out of. Even so, he said that he went to the garage to get the crossbow simply to threaten his mother, not to kill her.

He was finally sentenced to 3 life sentences and will be able to apply for parole in 2041, at which time he will be 60 years old.

Obviously she never got married and Kristen.

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Based On a True Story

Hi everyone! My name is Marta and every week I write about true crime, always with an educational purpose.

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