Serial killer Pickton makes court appearance for lawsuit

Alleged serial killer Robert Pickton, 52, shown in this undated file photo. (REUTERS/Global TV)

Alleged serial killer Robert Pickton, 52, shown in this undated file photo. (REUTERS/Global TV)

David Ball, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:43 PM ET

VANCOUVER -- Convicted serial killer Robert Pickton returned to court by video Tuesday, sitting quietly as lawyers discussed the next steps in lawsuits from 13 children whose mothers' DNA was found on his farm.

The civil case returned to court just as the B.C. government and City of Vancouver were poised to agree on a settlement of $50,000 plus legal costs per child, which would leave Pickton and his brother Dave as the only remaining defendants. But the settlement is being stalled because of trouble finding one of the 13 plaintiffs, sources told 24 hours.

Wearing a white T-shirt and too-short dark pants, the segregated inmate at Kent Institution in Agassiz, located 100 km east of Vancouver, spoke calmly when asked if he'd allow documents to be filed without his signature.

“I'm good, thank you very much,” he replied, his hands pressed between his knees.


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