Clifford Olson Names Journalist as an Advisor

on December 1, 2010 in Serial Killers by

When you’re spending life in a Canadian prison for the murders of two children and nine teenagers, tweaking the establishment is about all you have in your life. And Clifford Olson has become a pro at this game.

Olson’s latest antics occurred at Tuesday’s parole hearing. Olson, who is only allowed access to the press and media through his lawyer, named Toronto Sun journalist Peter Worthington as an assistant during the proceedings.

Worthington was visibly surprised when informed of his advisor status. He said, “I’m not an assistant. I’m not an advisor”, but admitted that Olson had requested his presence. After sorting things out, the parole board allowed him to stay.

Worthington made it clear that he’s not an advocate for Olson:

He knows that if it were up to me he wouldn’t get parole. If it were up to me he would have been executed a long time ago.

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