Borustki strangled Culleton to death with a television wire on the morning of September 22, 2015. He then stole her car and proceeded to Kyzyk’s house, where he shot her in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun while her scared sister ran for her life. Finally, he drove to Warmerdam’s house and fatally shot her while her son, Adrian Warmerdam, fled.
Murder Date: September 22, 2015
Victims: Carol Culleton (66), Anastasia Kuzyk (36), and Nathalie Warmerdam (48)
Conviction: Guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Kuzyk and Warmerdam, & second-degree murder in the death of Culleton
Sentence: Consecutive life sentences in prison with no chance of parole for 70 years
A violent rampage in Ontario, Canada, in September 2015 left three people dead and countless more fearful for their safety. Basil Borutski was apprehended shortly after, and the day will live on in the minds of everyone in Renfrew County.
‘Signs Of A Psychopath: The Women on His List,’ a documentary on Investigation Discovery, digs into Basil’s sick mind and the twisted reasoning behind the murders. So, how about we find out what happened to him?
Who is Basil Borutski, and Where did he come from?
Basil Joseph Borutski was born in the month of October in the year 1957. While he was arrested in September 2015, there had been signs of his strange behaviour for a long time. Basil was twice acquitted of domestic criminal charges during his 26-year marriage to Mary Ann Mask, which ended in 2008.
Mary accused him of threatening and assaulting her during their divorce procedures. Basil was physically violent, according to their daughter, and once tried to push Mary out of a moving vehicle. He said he was innocent and that the claims were made up by his wife. Basil’s insistence on his innocence was later noted by the authorities as well.
Basil was caught on September 22, 2015, somewhere in the afternoon, after killing three women with whom he had previously had relationships: Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk, and Nathalie Warmerdam. Basil’s brother and a police negotiator assisted in the arrest, begging Basil to follow instructions and eventually surrender. Following that, he made a confession and explained why he killed the three women.
Basil met Carol in 2013, and the two began a casual relationship that terminated later that year. He attempted to renew their relationship when he ran into her in a club in 2015. Basil promised to help her with chores around the house, but this quickly became a problem.
He’d start new projects before finishing old ones, turn up unexpectedly, and once tore up a flower bed because Carol was sitting on another man’s knee. Her pals thought he was following her at the time.
Carol ended her relationship with Basil over the phone in September 2015. He then proceeded to send several furious texts. Basil had described her as “cruel, nasty, and self-centered” just days before the murder.
On September 21, he accosted the 66-year-old at her cabin near Combermere, Ontario. He left his residence around 7:30 a.m. the next day in his neighbor’s automobile and drove to Carol’s place. Basil broke into the house and strangled her with a television cord after hitting her with it.
Then he travelled 33 kilometres to Anastasia’s house in Wilno, Ontario, in Carol’s automobile. Despite her claims to the contrary, he met her in 2013 and afterwards stated they were not romantically linked. Basil was arrested and charged with hitting and choking Anastasia, as well as burning her family artefacts, near the end of the year.
He was later convicted and sentenced to prison, but following his release, he failed to attend court-ordered counselling. Basil broke into the 36-year-home old’s and shot her in the neck with a shotgun on the day of the incident, while her sister, Eva, escaped and dialled 911.
Basil then drove another 30-odd kilometres to Foymount, Ontario, where he used to live with Nathalie. He stormed into the house, pursued Nathalie, and fatally shot the 48-year-old. Adrian, her son, managed to flee and dialled 911.
Basil surrendered to the cops, ending the enormous manhunt. He mentioned the Bible during his confession, referring to the commandment “Thou shall not murder.” Basil interpreted this to suggest that an innocent person could not be killed.
Basil was convinced that the women he murdered were not guilty. Because the first two victims came outside, he thought God was assisting him. “I thought about shooting myself, but I can’t do that because I didn’t do anything wrong,” Basil said, adding, “I thought about shooting myself, but I can’t do that because I didn’t do anything wrong.” I’d be murdering myself if I did it.” Aside from that, Basil had the plot to kill another individual, and he claimed he would have shot any law enforcement officers who tried to stop him.
What happened to Basil Borutski and Where Is He Now?
Basil Borutski, 60 at the time, was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder (Anastasia and Nathalie) and one count of second-degree murder in November 2017. (Carol). Basil was sentenced to life in prison in December 2017 and will not be eligible for release for another 70 years. Basil is still detained at an Ontario correctional facility, according to our information.
Following the incident, advocacy groups demanded a coroner’s investigation into Basil’s death to investigate the failures in how his domestic violence issues were addressed. He previously refused to sign a court order prohibiting him from contacting Anastasia, drove a car when his license was suspended, and kept his guns license. In 2019, the inquest was announced.