Blake Leggette & Victoria Lea Henneberry

Victoria Henneberry and Blake Leggette
Crime: Murder

Loretta Saunders, a 26-year-old Inuk woman from Labrador, Canada, had worked hard to get her life on track. She’d dropped out of high school in Grade 9, and had moved to Montreal, Quebec where she lived the life of a homeless drug addict and alcoholic. After completing substance abuse treatment, she moved back home and decided to finish her education. Kudos to her!

Loretta Saunders went on to become a grad student at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was studying criminology. Her thesis focused on missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada — a truly worthy subject that needs much more attention from the powers that be.

To help make ends meet, Loretta Saunders sublet her Halifax apartment. She wasn’t living there anyway — she mostly stayed with her boyfriend.

Loretta Saunders

Loretta Saunders

Loretta Saunders was expecting a baby and needed to save money. Subletting seemed like a good idea even though her mom warned her against it. She posted an ad online for roommates. Blake Leggette and Victoria Lea Henneberry answered the ad.

Loretta Saunders wasn’t to know but she’d just sublet her apartment to two vicious, evil hellbeasts. Not one — two! She had no clue what she was dealing with.

I sure wish that Loretta Saunders had done a background check on this pair. Victoria Henneberry, aka Victoria Galbraith, aka Victoria Broome, was charged in 2011 with threatening a woman and breaching a court order in Alberta. A warrant was issued for her arrest. Blake Leggette had a warrant out for his arrest for motor vehicle theft and marijuana possession charges in Ontario.

Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry, being selfish, stupid, criminal bastards, decided to not pay their rent. They didn’t have the money.

What was Loretta Saunders to do? She needed that rent money and they owed her that rent money. She didn’t know they didn’t have any money to give her.

On February 13, 2014, Loretta Saunders went to the apartment to collect the rent. I’m sure she was anticipating an unpleasant situation, and maybe some excuses and apologies. That’s not what she got.

Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry were not about to pay the woman with money they didn’t have. Instead, they wanted to leave Nova Scotia and how better than by stealing her car? If it involved killing her, so what? Those two hellbeasts didn’t care that Loretta Saunders was pregnant, and had much to live for. They didn’t have an atom of compassion or humanity between them.

At 11:00 a.m. Loretta Saunders showed up at the apartment for the rent money. She was invited to sit on the couch. Victoria Henneberry began telling her a sad story about how she’d lost her bankcard and needed to call the bank about that.

Blake Leggette

Blake Leggette

While Loretta Saunders sat there, listening to this bullshit tale of woe, Blake Leggette snuck up behind her and then launched his planned attack. He grabbed the poor woman by the throat and choked her. Loretta Saunders desperately tried to fight back but wound up on the floor of the dining room.

The monstrous hellbeast Blake Leggette tried to cover the terrified woman’s head with a plastic bag, but Loretta Saunders was able to tear through the plastic. He used another bag, and another, and another, but his victim was able to tear through them all.

Finally, losing patience, Blake Leggette smashed Loretta Saunders’ head against the floor twice. After rendering her unconscious, he wrapped her face in Saran Wrap and left her like that to smother to death.

And what was Victoria Henneberry doing all this time? Watching. She was most definitely not stopping her roommate, not screaming for help, not calling 911, not trying to pull the plastic off of Loretta Saunders’ face. Nope, Victoria Henneberry just watched as the poor woman died of asphyxiation.

Victoria Henneberry

Victoria Henneberry

I think that Victoria Henneberry’s complete lack of reaction is proof that she’d not only known of Blake Leggette’s intention to attack Loretta Saunders, but she also helped him plan it. Who had purposely distracted the victim so that her roommate could attack? She did. Who supplied Blake Leggette with the extra plastic bags as he wrestled with the victim? IMO, she did. She was most definitely involved in disposing of the body.

The evil pair, Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry, stuffed their victim’s body into a hockey duffel bag, carried it out to her car and locked it in the trunk. They packed their belongings, loaded them into the car and drove out of province. They stopped along the way to buy supplies using Loretta Saunders’ bankcard. They also texted on her phone, pretending to be her.

Eventually, Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry dumped the duffel bag on the median of the Trans-Canada Highway near Salisbury, New Brunswick. It snowed 35 cm that day, which hindered the discovery of the body.

The evil pair of killers drove on to Harrow, Ontario, where they stayed with a friend.

I cannot imagine what Loretta Saunders’ boyfriend and family were going through, not knowing what had happened to her. Probably they were going through hell. That young, lovely, intelligent, pregnant woman who was writing a thesis about missing and murdered indigenous women had become one herself.

Blake Leggette, 25, and Victoria Henneberry, 28, were arrested on February 18, 2014, while driving the victim’s car. They had Loretta Saunders’ phone, bankcard and ID in their possession.

I’m sure that immediately after that, Hamilton police began treating Loretta Saunders’ disappearance as a homicide.

Friends and family of the missing woman, and volunteers, had been desperately searching for her, but it was an impossible task. She was nowhere near Halifax, not even in Nova Scotia. She was a 3-hour drive away from home.

Loretta Saunders found

Loretta Saunders's body found

On February 26, 2014, after police interrogated the hellbeasts, Loretta Saunders’s body was found in the duffel bag under a blanket of snow.

The next day, police charged Victoria Henneberry and Blake Leggette with 1st-degree murder.

In a Nova Scotia courtroom on April 22, 2015, the hell beastly, cowardly killer Blake Leggette pled guilty to 1st-degree murder. His accomplice pled guilty to 2nd-degree murder.

Judge Josh Arnold of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court said at sentencing, “The treachery of Mr. Leggette and Ms. Henneberry has polluted so many lives. On that day, Mr. Leggette and Ms. Henneberry introduced a foul poison into their lives and destroyed their innocence, their sense of security, their trust in others and left them broken-hearted and empty.”

Judge Arnold then sentenced Blake Leggette to a life sentence with no parole eligibility for 25 years. He sentenced Victoria Henneberry to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 10 years.

Loretta Saunders’ father was furious at the hellbitch’s sentence. “Ten years for a cold-blooded murderer, blood on their hands from my daughter and she got 10 years,” Clayton Saunders said. “Now what kind of justice is that?”

Canadian justice, alas.

Loretta Saunders’ mother had given a victim impact statement which read, “I will always be so proud of what she accomplished in her 26 short years of life… Me and my family’s life has never been the same. … My heart constantly aches.”

Both of the hellbeastly killers apologized to their victim’s family, as if that made any difference.

Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry“I am sorry I stole Loretta from you,” Blake Leggette said in a statement to the court. “And I hope my plea of guilt helps in any way possible with your recovery. Loretta was very kind to me in the short time that I knew her, and I thank her for that kindness.”

“I am so sorry. … It’s sad to know I was involved in the death of someone,” said Victoria Henneberry. “For 14 months, I’ve lived with the guilt of my actions, and it’s been eating me alive every day since. As much as I wish I had left that apartment, ran as fast as I could and told someone, I didn’t.”

Fine words from people who senselessly murdered a woman who was far more worthy of life than they would ever be.

Loretta Saunders’ death, as the defense attorney rightly said, was a “completely pointless waste”. There was absolutely no reason for her to be murdered by those two turdpiles, aside from the thrill of it.

RIP, Loretta Saunders, and her unborn baby. It’s a shame that justice cannot restore those two much-loved people to their family and friends.

Loretta Saunders’ loss is a loss for all of Canada. As her thesis supervisor said, “Loretta is a uniquely brilliant student the likes of whom don’t come around often. I had never felt more inspired and proud of a student. We discussed her thesis project, which she had carefully presented in a proposal that was the best written project I had ever read in seven years of university teaching.”

She had a “passion for supporting indigenous youth [to] overcome the many barriers they face.”

I extend my sincerest condolences to Loretta Saunders’ boyfriend, family and friends.

I extend my sincerest wishes to her killers that they know nothing but suffering for the rest of their useless, wasted lives.

And I pray that the Parole Board will never release Blake Leggette or Victoria Henneberry. They killed for no reason, so there’s no reason to believe they won’t do it again.

CBC News article – sentencing
CBC News article – court documents
Chronicle Herald article – murder
National Post article – body found
Globe and Mail article – sentencing
Chronicle Herald article – family speaks

16 Responses to Blake Leggette & Victoria Lea Henneberry

  1. moodymagic says:

    Henneberry you are one disgusting person and I dont just mean on the outside. 10 years is a joke. May you suffer and stay locked up forever both you and your sick fucktard of a boyfriend. All my sympathy and prayers go to Loretta’s family and friends. She sounds like a beautiful woman who everyone would have loved to know.

  2. Bengalpuss says:

    Seems so sad that lorretta turned her life around and was doing brilliant only for these two cunts to murder her for the sake of her car. Lorretta’s father was right, ten years for that evil bitch seems to be an insult. British and canadian justice is absolutely shit, no wonder the crime rates are high, there’s no deterent . Rot in jail you two murdering scum’s.

    • Skeptikc says:

      When you’ve got a significant number of Satanic pedophiles occupying high office in govts.,law enforcement,law and judiciary in Canada & more so in Britain, many strange things happen that beggar belief!

  3. Bulldoggy says:

    Life in prison is what they both should serve.

  4. Awesomeblossom says:

    How could he kill that poor woman when she was nothing but kind to him. Too bad Canada doesn’t have the death penalty.

  5. 2cute says:

    Sick killers deserve as much mercy as they showed their victim. Hope they never get out.

  6. MR.DUDE says:

    Those two sick cunts deserved the death penalty.

  7. Tracy says:

    These people should burn.That poor pregnant woman tried so hard to help and paid with her life.Canadian law needs to toughen up on these cruel useless people. Side note Cleo I love this site its wonderful and sheds so much light on things that would otherwise escape public knowledge.Have you ever considered. taking stories from your followers from other countries?like contributers to your site who could. share stories from. other areas?If so let me know. id love to keep you up and things in my areas that all decent people should be warned about if we dont share and speak out we can stop some of these hellbeasts from being able to run to other communities.thank you for warning us of all these things that so called humans perpetrate against the innocent

    • cleo says:

      Hi, Tracy. I would love to have more stories from more countries. I do try to track them down but it’s tricky. In so many European countries they won’t even identify the offenders in the media. That said, I do my best to write on average 3 articles a week, and there’s no shortage of villains out there. BTW, if anyone has an article to submit, I’d be pleased to consider it — I can’t pay, but just think of all the fame and glory *snort*.

  8. Bengalpuss says:

    I could do an article cleo, but there would be too much profanity in it.

  9. SarBear88 says:

    These two sick twisted evil wastes of skin should have their own heads wrapped in Saran Wrap and every time they get close to suffocating poke a hole in the mouth area let them catch their breath and then put another layer of Saran Wrap on and keep doing that continuosly so they have to feel the terrifying feeling of not being able to breath over and over.

    Cleo I love your website I’ve been addicted to it for days now ever since I first stumbled upon it. You should do an article on the case of little Holly Jones. It took place in Toronto Ontario where I live. My friends boyfriend worked with the coroner and found her it was tragidy. It’s not a new case but still worth a look. :)

  10. Fighter says:

    It is very unfortunate that Canada and some US States don’t have the death penalty!!!! I hope these two selfish, perverse, evil demons get in prison what they deserve!!!

  11. miriam saunders says:

    This article is well written thank you so much for writing it. Those murderious monsters ruined my life and i will never be the same nothing will ever be the same they dont just hurt you by taking someone you love but they ruin a whole families life. My life is ruined and i have to drive to work daily and see my daughters headstone first thing on my way to work and than dinner time and back home after work again. The pain of wanting and missing her is daily i hope those two murderers are suffering even a little for the pain they caused me and my family

    • Bengalpuss. says:

      Miriam, I’m so sorry for your loss. Lorretta sounded like an awesome woman, she was beautiful looking, inside and out and I wish I woulda known her. My deepest condolences to you and your family x

    • Welshman says:

      Hi Miriam, e-mailing from Wales in the UK. Feel compelled to write after watching the episode of see no evil. I can’t begin to imagine the pain and loss you are feeling and the sense of injustice. But what I do know is God has seen your pain and suffering and I prayer that he will keep you and your family strong and bless you.There is justice in this world it just might not be revealed yet.

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