BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. -- Anger, hatred, power and control were all present in the mind of Ian Borbely after he killed and dismembered his former mate, then kept her in a "crypt" where he hoped she would never be found, a Crown attorney told a jury yesterday.
Borbely is on trial for murder and indignity to the body of former Toronto woman Samantha Collins, 29, who was found packed in a wooden crate.
The crate was discovered beneath a dark crawl space at a cottage outside of Bracebridge on July 5, 2010 -- almost three years after she was murdered March 22, 2007.
It was Dr. Peter Vadas, a specialist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, who discovered the crate in the crawl space at his cottage and asked his caretaker to check it out.
But as he pried it open, the caretaker was alarmed by the foul smell and called police.