Roger Badour

Dangerous offender paroled to Victoria charged with murder

A dangerous sex offender who fled from a Victoria halfway house in April has been charged with first degree murder in the death of a woman

A dangerous sex offender who fled from a Victoria halfway house in April has been charged with first degree murder in the death of a woman in Princeton, B.C.

Roger Badour, 63, was released on parole in Victoria in January, prompting an unusual public warning by Victoria police.

Badour was pulled over for a traffic offence in Penticton on Nov. 9, and arrested on a Canada-wide warrant for violating his parole.

The officer found three firearms in his vehicle, two loaded. An RCMP investigation then linked Badour to the murder of a 56-year-old Gisele Duckham in Princeton on Nov. 8. Police say she died of gunshot wounds.

Badour appeared in court Wednesday and remains in custody in the Lower Mainland.

 

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