Pickton was charged with attempted murder in 1997

Alleged attack occurred 10 years before serial killer’s conviction for six murders

Previously sealed court documents show at least one woman survived the usually deadly trip to Robert Pickton’s farm in Port Coquitlam, B.C. The encounter between Pickton and the woman, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, occured in March of 1997. After taking her back to his pig farm, Pickton allegedly handcuffed and stabbed the woman, who fought back and slit Pickton’s throat before being picked up by a passerby on a nearby road. Pickton was charged with attempted murder in connection with the incident, but the case never made it to trial. Pickton would eventually be convicted of killing six women; 20 more murder charges against Pickton were stayed on Wednesday since he already faces life in prison.

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