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Dominatrix Case Dismissed

Posted by Scott On December - 7 - 2011

Murder conspiracy and counselling charges against multi-millionaire Alex Petraitis, 69, former owner of Metro Tronto News and his former dominatrix mistress, were suddenly dismissed by The Crown, according to reports by three of Toronto’s top newspapers this morning.

The bizarre case, which included six trial dates and two mistrials, has been in the news since 2003, when Petraitis and his mistress allegedly approached her ex-boyfriend and onetime Hells Angels associate, Kerry Bob Anderson, to murder Petraitis’s then-wife of 39 years, Kirsten.

Sordid details began to emerge, many of which are recapped in the links below:

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1097108–charges-stayed-against-millionaire-dominatrix-in-alleged-plot-to-kill-wife

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/12/05/dominatrix-murder-conspiracy-case-halted

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/charges-stayed-against-media-magnate-dominatrix-in-alleged-murder-conspiracy/article2260232/

It appears that the case is now closed.

3 Responses to “Dominatrix Case Dismissed”

  1. Brian says:

    I wonder what this means. Is he guilty but there is insufficient evidence for a conviction or did they simply destroy an innocent, but foolish, man?

  2. Scott says:

    Good question. I’d only be speculating, and that isn’t fair. We are part of the media as publishers, and carry our own burdens for ethical journalisim.

    I have received a lot of private emails and phone calls today on this post…more than usual that’s for sure. People don’t feel comfortable commenting publically, as they wish to protect their identities, which I honour on this blog.

    What I am hearing mostly is that money buys a good lawyer, and good lawyers can prove that if the glove doesn’t fit you must acquit, or in this case, dismiss.

    Many are speculating on how much of his reported $60 million went to his ex wife and his lawyer?

  3. Scott says:

    UPDATE:

    NEWS TALK 1010 On the AM Dial will be doing a show on this story at 2:30 pm today.

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Scott Bullock is a veteran circulation expert with over 38 years experience in both Canada and the United States. He has worked on trade titles such as Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal and Small Press in the USA. In consumer magazines, Scott was the Circulation Director for D Magazine (the city magazine of Dallas, Texas), and in Canada he was the Circulation Director for Toronto Life, Fashion, and Canadian Art. From 2000 to 2004, Scott was a partner at Coast to Coast Newsstand Services. Scott has also held the post of VP Sales & Marketing, for CDS Global, Canada. Currently, CoversSell.Com is Scott’s circulation consultancy. Active clients include: Fly Fusion, Canadian Geographic, Canadian House & Home, Canada’s History, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Canadian Woodworking, Canadian Cycling, Canadian Running, Canadian Scrapbooker, Legion, Harrowsmith, SkyNews, and SuperTrax.

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