40 Harrison Family Murders

Mississauga, Ontario

A separated couple have ongoing issues with custody of their children, setting a chain of events in motion that would destroy an entire family.

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Credits:
Research and writing: Anna Priestland
Narration, music arrangement: Kristi Lee
Audio production: Erik Krosby
Disclaimer voiced by the host of Beyond Bizarre True Crime

Music Credits:

Podcast theme music created by We Talk of Dreams.
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Main information sources

COURT RECORDS
https://www.canlii.org/en/#search/text=Melissa%20Merritt%20and%20Christopher%20Fattore (Fatt-orey) (Fatt-orey)
https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2015/2015onsc6294/2015onsc6294.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAnTWVsaXNzYSBNZXJyaXR0IGFuZCBDaHJpc3RvcGhlciBGYXR0b3JlAAAAAAE&resultIndex=12
https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2016/2016onsc7009/2016onsc7009.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAnTWVsaXNzYSBNZXJyaXR0IGFuZCBDaHJpc3RvcGhlciBGYXR0b3JlAAAAAAE&resultIndex=1
https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2017/2017onsc5758/2017onsc5758.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAnTWVsaXNzYSBNZXJyaXR0IGFuZCBDaHJpc3RvcGhlciBGYXR0b3JlAAAAAAE&resultIndex=7
https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2017/2017onsc1648/2017onsc1648.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAnTWVsaXNzYSBNZXJyaXR0IGFuZCBDaHJpc3RvcGhlciBGYXR0b3JlAAAAAAE&resultIndex=9

FEATURES
https://torontolife.com/city/crime/house_of_horrors/
http://projects.thestar.com/harrison-family-murders/
https://www.newsweek.com/dateline-murder-harrisons-family-dead-who-what-happened-934358
http://www.newser.com/story/258277/3-people-died-in-one-house-then-cops-realized-it-was-murder.html
https://2paragraphs.com/2018/05/dateline-harrison-family-murderer-Fattore-manned-up-when-wife-arrested/
http://cached.newslookup.com/cached.php?ref_id=129&siteid=2120&id=4757737&t=1391860800
https://nationalpost.com/news/toronto/decade-long-mississauga-tragedy-involves-drunk-driving-kidnapping-fire-assault-murder-and-unexplained-death

Dateline Ep:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZw62huCPJ4

2009 CALEB JAILED FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING
https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2009/03/09/mississauga_man_jailed_in_impaired_driving_death.html

A STRANGE MURDER

AUGUST 2013
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/4048865-police-need-help-unraveling-mississauga-murder-mystery/
https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/7584497-triple-murder-trial-son-s-body-in-rigor-mortis-when-paramedic-found-him-in-mississauga-home/

ARE THREE DEATHS LINKED?
AUGUST 2013 https://www.therecord.com/news-story/4050618-are-three-deaths-in-the-same-erin-mills-home-linked-/
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/4058390-three-deaths-one-home-and-a-mystery-what-happened-to-the-harrisons-/
https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/08/30/mississauga_murder_three_deaths_one_home_and_a_mystery_what_happened_to_the_harrisons.html

MELISSA MERRITT WAS INTERVIEWED IN 2010 FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF BRIDGET HARRISON
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC6lnrn3dD8

BRIDGET OBIT
http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oId=387097

CALEB OBIT
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/caleb-harrison-obituary?pid=166660582

CALEB DEATH NOW A HOMICIDE
AUG 2013 https://www.therecord.com/news-story/4048308-suspicious-death-of-mississauga-man-now-a-homicide-police-say/

ARREST Jan 2014
https://globalnews.ca/news/1112556/arrests-made-in-homicide-of-man-found-dead-last-summer/

Press conference on Arrest:
https://vimeo.com/85280679

CHARGES LAID OF CALEB AND HIS MOM
Jan 2014
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/couple-charged-with-killing-ex-husband-and-his-mother-3-years-apart/article16550344/

https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2014/01/28/arrests_made_in_murder_of_mississauga_man_caleb_harrison.html
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/murder-charges-laid-2013-death-ontario-caleb-harrison-223739395.html
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/4338504-updated-ex-wife-and-partner-charged-with-murdering-caleb-harrison-and-mother/
https://www.theifp.ca/news-story/5371557-murder-victim-and-accused-former-georgetown-residents/
https://toronto.citynews.ca/2014/01/28/2-charged-in-death-of-mississauga-mother-and-son/9/?category=family%3Fcategory%3Dfamily

COURT APPEARANCE DELAYED
Jan 2014

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/4338504-updated-ex-wife-and-partner-charged-with-murdering-caleb-harrison-and-mother/

HELD ON REMAND AWAITING TRIAL
Jan 2014 https://www.therecord.com/news-story/4341940-couple-accused-of-killing-mississauga-mother-and-son-kept-in-halifax-before-trial/

HEARING OF MOTHER AND PARTNER July 2014
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/4612752-couple-accused-of-double-murder-head-back-to-court/
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/4689712-accused-in-harrison-murders-optimistic-about-his-chances-in-court/
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/5732514-preliminary-hearing-continues-for-nova-scotia-couple-accused-of-murdering-mississauga-family/
INTERROGATION VIDEO CONFESSION
JAN 29TH 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MltWutdDtC0

NOW ACCUSED OF WHOLE FAM JAN 2015
https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/5294645-update-couple-now-accused-of-murdering-entire-mississauga-family/
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/5294645-update-couple-now-accused-of-murdering-entire-mississauga-family/
ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL
MARCH 2016

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/6375069-couple-accused-of-murdering-three-members-of-mississauga-s-harrison-family-ordered-to-stand-trial/


THE TRIAL

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7582271--i-killed-bridget-and-caleb-suspect-s-confession-in-the-alleged-murder-of-a-mississauga-family/?fbclid=iwar2e8nhx6xkrihpj-blhe7ivoo597lapnbzbkg3ygeoehfs3mciwpqorip4

https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/7580606--i-killed-bridget-and-caleb-harrison-suspect-s-confession-in-the-alleged-murder-of-a-mississauga-family/

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7582271--i-killed-bridget-and-caleb-suspect-s-confession-in-the-alleged-murder-of-a-mississauga-family/?fbclid=iwar3oejez1ndx-lfpms9acxd7ts0r76bht2u2zyutq5ax_ch4dnwuticozvu

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/6844571-case-of-couple-accused-of-murdering-three-members-of-mississauga-s-harrison-family-moves-to-kitchener/

PRE ARREST

OCT 2017

https://torontosun.com/2017/10/04/accused-murder-assured-kids-fathers-killer-would-be-caught-court/wcm/d5f817e6-ac51-4945-a01d-d63e52b05a6f

DEFENCE SUGGESTS Fattore (Fatt-orey) (Fatt-orey) FALSELY CONFESSED AND WAS PROTECTING THE WOMAN HE LOVED

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/mandel-he-was-taking-a-dive-to-protect-the-woman-he-loved-says-lawyer-of-man-who-falsely-confessed-to-two-of-the-three-murders-hes-charged-with

CLOSING ARGUMENTS

DEC 2018

https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/8003232--melissa-merritt-is-no-murderess-closing-arguments-in-triple-mississauga-murder-trial/

JURY DELIBERATES

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/jury-deliberating-fate-of-pair-accused-in-bizarre-triple-murder-trial-1.3754859

FAMILY IMPACT STATEMENTS

JAN 2018

https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/8003232--melissa-merritt-is-no-murderess-closing-arguments-in-triple-mississauga-murder-trial/

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/01/15/you-destroyed-an-entire-family-at-the-cost-of-your-own-mississauga-couple-told.html

JURY REACHES VERDICT

JAN 2018

https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/8061196--we-are-disappointed-jury-reaches-verdict-in-triple-mississauga-murder-trial/

https://calgaryherald.com/news/crime/jury-reaches-verdict-in-triple-family-murder-in-mississauga/wcm/38aa5cbe-6fa4-466e-8565-32c17452b278

GUILTY

JAN 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/woman-husband-guilty-murder-ex-husband-man-mother-1.4487937

https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/5294645-update-couple-now-accused-of-murdering-entire-mississauga-family/

https://www.cp24.com/news/jury-hands-down-verdicts-in-mississauga-triple-murder-trial-1.3758288

http://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1010/news/verdict-in-mississauga-triple-murder-trial-1.3552491

POLICE ADMIT ISSUES + APOLOGIES + INQUIRY

https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/7848260--my-mistake-peel-cop-accused-of-making-several-errors-in-triple-mississauga-murder-investigation/

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/05/01/peel-police-and-no-one-else-probing-their-own-missteps-in-harrison-family-murders.html

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-june-19-2018-1.4711999/what-makes-it-a-murder-coroner-s-office-inquiry-into-concealed-homicides-after-mississauga-deaths-1.4712058

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-june-19-2018-1.4711999/what-makes-it-a-murder-coroner-s-office-inquiry-into-concealed-homicides-after-mississauga-deaths-1.4712058

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