Project Devote leads to second murder conviction for Traigo Andretti
A man convicted of killing his wife on Hanson Island near Port McNeil back in 2013, has now pleaded guilty to another murder, with court proceedings wrapping up in Winnipeg.
40 year old Traigo Andretti was given a life sentence last year for the murder of his wife, Jennifer MacPherson.
Andretti admitted to dismembering her body and disposing of it around the remote island.
Andretti has now pleaded guilty to the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Myrna Letandre, who’s remains were found in a Winnipeg rooming house in 2013, nine years after she had gone missing.
He has been given a new life sentence for that crime, in addition to the one he is currently serving.
Andretti represented himself in court proceedings without retaining legal assistance.
Andretti’s conviction is the first from Project Devote, a joint task force set up by the RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service, investigating the cases of 28 missing persons and homicide victims in Manitoba.