In a recent interview with & # 39; nd CBC, Roe said she has vivid memories of the day Schnellhardt appeared dead. She spoke with Doe on that day, and said that she was asked what he had heard about the crime scene in Williams Lake.
"He said that no one will ever know what happened," said Rowe.
Another witness who testified during the trial, and also recalled a conversation with Doe in the day of the murder. Doe told him that he had done something, "You will not believe it," by R. H. Supreme Court of the reasons for which the court in the court of deer.
"It kind of took my breath away."
Until December 2006, there have been no arrests in the case. Bunn and her family & # 39; I announced the award of $ 20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the killers in the Schnellhardt.
There has been no movement on the case until 2009, when the Dow and Roe were chatting on Facebook. He said to her, unprompted, that he was responsible for the death Schnellhardt, pursuant to the decision.
"It kind of took my breath away, but then the same note, it is almost not surprise me," said Rowe. She went to the RCMP with what she had learned, and they were allowed to audition.
May 30, 2009, Roe Doe called from a hotel room. While undercover officer listened, the two made small talk and chatted about mutual friends. When it went Schnellhardt, two switched to MSN Messenger, where Doe confirmed that he was responsible.
"I beat the fuck out of Peter and Guy cut his neck," she said Doe, according to a transcript of the conversation. His description of how they were shot, beaten and slashed Schnellhardt lined with forensics.
Doe said they did it because Schnellhardt was accused of raping a teenager they knew – though the PSC later spoke with the girl in question, and she said that there was no abuse, in accordance with the decision.
In an online chat with Roe, Doe said he was not paid for the hit, but "I smoke [crack] 4 for free. " He was arrested and charged with the murder of that October.
Before the start of his trial, Doe asked for a deal. He said he pleaded guilty to manslaughter in exchange for testimony against the other person, Guy, and even made a video statement to the police, according to a letter from the Criminal Justice BC in.
But the statement Doe not supported by any independent evidence, and then the Assistant Deputy Attorney General Robert Gillen explained Bunn in a letter written after the trial. Prosecutors "determined his testimony was not likely to lead to a conviction," wrote Gillen.
Doe went to court in October 2011, his video statement has not been introduced as evidence – Prosecutors believe that is likely to be deemed inadmissible, since the application was received on Doe understanding will be offered a plea deal, according to a letter to Gil.
The case was heard before Judge BC The Supreme Court in Kelowna.
The trial lasted five days. Justice Paul Williamson considered the arguments in less than 24 hours, delivering their reasons why the court the next day after the two sides wrapped up their presentation.
"I led inexorably to the conclusion that the Crown had not proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. So I have no choice but to find Mr. [Doe] not guilty, "said Williamson.
The judge explained that Doe had "a habit of inflating themselves in conversation with a woman," and that the head injury left him with cognitive difficulties, poor judgment and memory disorders.
Although the recognition of Doe included an accurate description of how Schnellhardt was killed, he had distorted many times Schnellhardt was shot in the head. Although investigators have tried to keep the exact cause of death from the public, witnesses testified, there were rumors in Williams Lake, that Schnellhardt throat had been cut, and that he was shot.
The judge said that it was possible Doe based on its recognition of these rumors.
Bunn and her husband traveled from his home in the province of Alberta to attend the trial. As a result, it was difficult to accept.
"Obviously I was disappointed," said Bunn. "After the trial I asked the Crown to appeal, and he refused to do so."
In his letter to the bathhouse in 2011, then Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Guillen said the reasons for the judges to justify not amount to an "error of law", and therefore there are no grounds for appeal.
"I do not think that is what he would have told me if he did not."
Rowe, who testified at the trial, was also at a loss on the court. She said that when she agreed to work with the police, she was told, was almost sure conviction. Acquittal destroyed her faith in the system.
"[It was] kind of like a punch in the stomach. I know that people say: "What a blow to the stomach. But in fact it is. You get that sinking, feeling pain, "she said.
Looking back, it is difficult to believe Roe Doe would lie to her about something like suras & # 39; oznaga as murder.
"He wanted to impress people. However, I do not think that is what he would have told me if he did not do it, "she said.