Cory Fenn sentenced to life in prison for “horrific” murder of Ajax mom, two children

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Published April 5, 2022 at 2:12 pm

The man who killed a mother and two of her children in their Ajax home more than four years ago, Cory Fenn, may spend the rest of his life in prison after his sentencing today sent him away with no chance of parole for at least 25 years.

Fenn was convicted in February on three counts of second degree murder for the deaths of Krassimira Pejcinovski, 39, her son Roy, 15 and her daughter Venellia, 13, in March 2018. Krassimira and Fenn shared a rocky relationship with frequent arguments, as eldest daughter Victoria testified.

After Victoria found cocaine in the house, she told her mother to break up with Fenn. Krassimira agreed according her daughter. Victoria then went over to her father’s house for the evening.

“The knife was after. I just strangled her in the garage,” Fenn later confessed to police, a comment that proved a sticking point in proceedings until Leibowich ruled the statement admissible.

The morning after Victoria had grown concerned when Krassimira didn’t pick her up and called Venellia to check on their mother. Fenn attacked Venellia around this time stabbing her and shoving her under a bed.

Roy, an aspiring hockey player, was later found strangled in the home.

Krassimira’s boss, Sherry Robinson, also started to grow worried when Krassimira didn’t show up to work and went to Hilling Drive to check in, where she encountered Fenn. Robinson testified she saw blood on Fenn and called the police after leaving.

Fenn fled the house after Robinson’s check-in. After a brief manhunt, he was found hiding out in an Oshawa shed. He was arrested after a struggle, during which he was tased.

Just before his trial was set to begin Fenn fired his lawyer and elected to represent himself. While he argued he was not in control of his actions due to a “cocaine psychosis.” Fenn said he didn’t have a brain at the time of the killings.

He would later tell the court he was a “sovereign king.” He was convicted of three counts of second-degree murder in February. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for March, but had to be rescheduled after Fenn tested positive for COVID-19 amid a prison outbreak.

Describing Fenn’s actions as “horrific” Justice Howard Leibowich, handed down concurrent sentences for the murders of Krassimira and Roy. However he held off when it came to the murder of Venellia. He decided to wait until the Supreme Court decided on the constitutionality of consecutive sentences.

A consecutive sentence would add another mandatory ten years to Fenn’s parole eligibility period. The Crown prosecutors initially pushed for a 72 year period while Fenn, who represented himself, said a ten year sentence would be “perfect.”

 

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