WATCH: Devastating and very graphic video evidence is the focus of day two of Martin Tremblay’s dangerous offender hearing. Rumina Daya reports.
VANCOUVER – Tuesday is day two in a dangerous offender hearing for a man convicted in the deaths of two teenage girls.
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Martin Tremblay has a history of plying teenage girls with alcohol and drugs, sexually assaulting them and even videotaping his crimes. Some girls would refer to him as ‘dad’ or ‘god’.
Two years ago he was convicted of criminal negligence in the deaths of 16-year-old Kayla LaLonde and 17-year-old Martha Jackson Hernandez.
He has not been sentenced in that case yet, but prosecutors want to see him designated a dangerous offender. That would mean he could be behind bars indefinitely. Crown has to prove that Tremblay poses a risk to the public, to re-offend, and to cause injury and death to someone else.
Some of his victims’ families were in court for day one of the proceedings. “For me, I’ve lived a life behind bars and I’m grateful I’m not today, but in the long run, this is a dangerous man and in regards I think he’s a menace to society,” said Kayla’s dad, Herman Bee. “I don’t want to see this happen to another family. At times I’m lost for words. There’s days I go thinking of my daughter and there’s days I just want to give up.”
“I don’t want to see anyone feel the way we feel right now.”
In 2011, Vancouver Police included Tremblay on a list of men believed to be preying on women in the poverty-stricken neighbourhood where serial killer Robert Pickton once found his victims.
WATCH: Day one of the dangerous offender hearing: