E125: Mark Garfield Moore

This week Beth and Wendy discuss the Canadian rapper and serial killer, Mark Garfield Moore. Moore was an aspiring Toronto rapper who committed four killings in 75 days, between September and November 2010. Most of the victims were random strangers.

We dive into the setting (13:49), the killer’s early life (30:06) and the timeline (33:15).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (40:47) followed by “Where are they now?” (57:34 ). We get into our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (1:01:49). 

As usual we close out the show with tips on how not to get murdered (107:48) and finally our shoutouts for the week (1:10:04). 

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Shout Outs

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Footnotes

Articles/Websites

Hasham, Alyshah. (05/28/2015). Mark Moore trial: What the jury didn’t hear about the alleged serial killer. The Toronto Star. Retrieved 06/10/2021 from https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2015/05/28/mark-moore-trial-what-the-jury-didnt-hear-about-the-alleged-serial-killer.html

DiManno, Rosie. (03/03/2015). Mark Moore murder trial hears heated wiretaps: DiManno. The Toronto Star. Retrieved 06/10/2021 from https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/03/03/mark-moore-murder-trial-hears-heated-wiretaps-dimanno.html

Powell, Betsy. (05/10/2013). Man awaiting trial for 4 murders now charged in courthouse assault. The Toronto Star. Retrieved 06/10/2021 from https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/10/man_awaiting_trial_for_4_murders_now_charged_in_courthouse_assault.html

DiManno, Rosie. (05/31/2015). To killer Mark Moore, big trouble is a family tradition: DiManno. The Toronto Star. Retrieved 06/10/2021 from https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/05/31/to-killer-mark-moore-big-trouble-is-a-family-tradition-dimanno.html

Blatchford, Christie. (02/26/2015). Would-be rapper wanted to ‘shake the streets’. Calgary Herald. Retrieved 06/10/2021 from https://www.newspapers.com/image/486825438/

Blatchford, Christie. (03/10/2015). Accused serial killer called Crime Stoppers. The Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 06/11/2021 from http://www.newspapers.com/image/468606485/

CVT News. (10/04/2011). Rapper, girlfriend charged in jewelry store robbery. Retrieved 06/11/2021 from https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/rapper-girlfriend-charged-in-jewelry-store-robbery-1.706826

Cherry, Tamara. (03/26/2014). Man sentenced to 12 years for violent Arax Jewellers robbery. CTV News.  Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/man-sentenced-to-12-years-for-violent-arax-jewellers-robbery-1.1747517

DiManno, Rosie; Hasham, Alyshah. (05/30/2015). Mark Moore convicted of four murders. Toronto Star. Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2015/05/30/mark-moore-convicted-of-four-murders.html

CTV News. (10/27/2011). Mother of murder suspect ordered to stay away from son. Retrieved 06/15/2021 from https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mother-of-murder-suspect-ordered-to-stay-away-from-son-1.717299

Gallant, Jaques. (12/01/2015). Serial killer Mark Moore’s ex-girlfriend convicted of helping to mislead cops. Toronto Star. Retrieved 06/15/2021 from https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2015/12/01/serial-killer-mark-moores-ex-girlfriend-convicted-of-helping-to-mislead-cops.html

History

Toronto History Museums. (n.d.). The History of Toronto: An 11,000 Year Journey. Retrieved 06/11/2021 from https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/virtual-exhibits/history-of-toronto/

Toronto.ca. (n.d.). Black History in Toronto. Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/access-city-information-or-records/city-of-toronto-archives/using-the-archives/research-by-topic/black-history-in-toronto/

Library and Archives Canada. (n.d.). Black History in Canada. Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/history-ethnic-cultural/Pages/blacks.aspx

Wikipedia contributors. (06/05/2021). Slavery in Canada. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slavery_in_Canada&oldid=1027018958

Wikipedia contributors. (06/05/2021). Black Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Black_Canadians_in_the_Greater_Toronto_Area&oldid=1026955200

Thompson, Nicole. (02/11/2021). Forgotten story of Toronto neighbourhood illustrates lack of Black history education. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://globalnews.ca/news/7634750/toronto-discovery-district-black-history/

Wikipedia contributors. (06/13/2021). Canadian hip hop. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Canadian_hip_hop&oldid=1028375943

Witmer, Phil. (11/21/2017). A Guide to Toronto’s Dark, Emotional Hip-Hop Sound. Vice. Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://www.vice.com/en/article/gyjnm9/a-guide-to-torontos-dark-emotional-hip-hop-sound

James, Akilah. (11/19/2020). Gun Violence in Toronto’s Rap Scene. Vibe105.  Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://www.vibe105to.com/tuned-in/gun-violence-in-torontos-rap-scene

Plunkett, Jess. (10/23/2020). Dub J enlists all-star cast for “Wish I Could” to address Toronto gun violence. Hip Hop Canada.  Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://hiphopcanada.com/dub-j-wish-i-could-interview/

Jalani, Morgan. (2020). Black in Canada: 10 stories. BBC. Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/black_in_canada

Vincent, Donovan. (11/08/2018). Census map shows Black people live in ‘segregated’ Toronto, professor says. Toronto Star. Retrieved 06/13/2021 from https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/11/08/census-map-shows-black-people-live-in-segregated-toronto-professor-says.html

Murray, Roy. (06/14/2018). Documentary, ‘Some Sort of Judas’ explores hidden underworld.. Retrieved 06/14/2021 from https://www.westonweb.ca/tag/kevin-williams/

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