Richard Gagnon

What goes through a murderer’s mind?

Richard Gagnon recounts the days and hours leading up to his pulling the trigger

Michael Martin had given me the ultimatum. His smile and his obviously gleeful body language completely devastated me. My life went into a total nosedive.

It was like a doctor telling you you had inoperable cancer and six months to live.

I kept saying “It's not possible.” Then, “What do I do now?” And “It isn't fair.” The rats turn away my years of good work and I'm put by the side of the road like garbage?

My mind went in circles from a black hole with no answers to suicide and back to “Maybe they'll change their mind.”...

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