Dezwaan was sentenced to life with no possibility of parole for 15 years.Kruse later said he clearly understood what his father had done, but he seldom discussed it.The three of them chatted for a bit, and then went down to the small brown house on Happy Valley Road with a strand of lights strung along the trim.In the early hours of that morning, Kruse had told Cam he’d use a code phrase—“I think I’m going to make some KD”—a Canadian abbreviation for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner—when he was ready to attack.When he wasn’t texting, he was playing the online role-playing game, or chatting over the Microsoft network with friends. Eventually, they transferred her to an alternative school, Pacific Secondary, to get more individualized attention.When Kruse IM’d Kim to see if she was done babysitting, no response came. The school attracted a variety of troubled kids in Langford, a sleepy suburb of Victoria, but few more troubled than Kruse Wellwood. In 2001, following his involvement in a sexual-assault case, Kruse’s father, Robert Raymond Dezwaan, sexually assaulted and murdered a 16-year-old girl.
During one chat, Kruse told Kim he felt more open around her than other people. “BURN HER FLESH.”“Y not keep her bound and alive,” Cam suggested.“That’s what I’m going to do but I need to get her stoned first and possibly seduce her.”“Lol, try quickly.”Later that morning, Kim was still in bed when her mother kissed her good-bye before going to work, and told her she loved her. The day before, Kim had found out she had enough credits to graduate from high school, and she was looking forward to hopefully volunteering at the local wild-animal-rehabilitation center, Wild arc.
He complimented her beauty, telling her: “There arnt meny beautiful things iv seen, but i must say you are one of them.”“Aww thanx :),” she replied. The two had become close during her painful split from Zach, texting and chatting. Cam invited her to a party “in my pants” and promised a cream-filled lollipop.“OMG,” she wrote Kruse, “he says he has a Lolipop that will last all night long i didn’t no they made those! Kim: nothing other than baby sitting at Kruse: I’m bored and was looking for someone to chill with today. Kim: this is sudden an i can’t help but wounder why Kim: i don’t wanna talk about Zach . He secretly patched Cam in to eavesdrop on the call.
Since Kruse was still close with Zach, Kim told her friend Samantha Kennedy that dating him seemed like a way to lessen the pain of losing Zach. ”“I happen to own that brand of lollipop as well,” Kruse wrote back.“Ok . ,” she replied, with her signature emoticon, cat whiskers, “there is no such Lolipop with a cream in the middle Kim: Oh ... As Kruse and Kim talked, Kruse and Cam IM’d each other, reveling as their fantasy came to life.
The teens in Langford enjoyed a great degree of independence, cruising the double-decker buses, heading to the Westshore Town Centre mall, or getting stoned on the rambling Galloping Goose Trail. ,” she wrote, “thanx i guess: S.”Online, they began sharing the insecurities that they couldn’t in person. “You’re beautiful the way you are,” he reassured her.
At night they continued the party into the wee hours online, chatting and flirting. honest for some reason.” Kim replied with a laugh and a confused emoticon. When Kim tried to joke about Kruse’s old school-yard nickname, the Spaz, he said the wounds ran deeper than she thought.