Widow of slain cop upset husband's killer was released without her knowledge
The widow of a Toronto police officer killed by a St. Catharines man, is in shock her husband's killer has been released from custody.
Christine Russell tells the Toronto Sun, she knew Richard Kachkar would be released someday from a pyschiatric hospital but she thought she would be told.
Russell says she just found out yesterday, Kachkar was released in April, and is living at a Mental Health Association apartment in Durham Region.
The St. Catharines man was charged with murder in 2011, but a jury later found him not criminally responsible for the death of Sgt Ryan Russell.
The officer died after Kachkar stole a snow plow and went on a joyride in Toronto before striking and killing the 35 year old father.
In an interview with the Sun, Russell asks “What if I’m in Tim Hortons with my son? I could come face to face with him. I just think it’s appalling. He moved out in April and I’m only finding out about it now? Am I not part of this process?”