Cop-killer admits she was a ‘lunatic’ in mindless slaying

A once-violent crackhead admitted she was a “lunatic” within the mindless slaying of an undercover Toronto cop in 1998, her Parole Board of Canada determination said.

Rose Cece misplaced her bid for day parole on Might 13 in a distant listening to the place Det.-Const. Invoice Hancox’s widow Kim delivered her sufferer affect assertion, however wasn’t current bodily resulting from COVID-19 restrictions.


Cece, now 62, and her then-lover Mary Taylor, now 51 are actually serving life sentences since being convicted of second-degree homicide within the Aug.  four, 1998 slaying of the 32-year-old officer.

Cece plunged a 12-inch butcher knife into the cop’s chest by an open van window whereas the officer was on a surveillance project in a Scarborough strip mall.


The pair of addicts deliberate to steal the van however bolted after killing Hancox.

“Given the gravity and severity of your offending, the Board considers the completion of Unescorted Momentary Absences (UTAs) to be a vital step previous to day parole being thought of viable,” the choice said.

“You’re actually on the correct path in direction of additional reintegration, however total will not be but at a stage the place the Board considers your threat to be manageable in the neighborhood on day parole.”


After a long-time relationship dissolved in Cece’s violence, she “gravitated in direction of a way of life of intoxicant abuse and instability and entered a unfavorable relationship” with Taylor, the choice said.

“At  the time, you’d do something for affection and a spotlight. You defined that the homicide was not deliberate, ” the choice said.

An undated photograph of Det.-Const. Invoice Hancox. SUPPLIED/FAMILY




“You have been reacting to the frustrations (over the shortcoming) to steal a automobile” and stabbed him with out trying, the choice said.


“You describe the ache you felt due  to the violence you inflicted in your sufferer. You agree it was a mindless homicide and you can not give you a solution.”

The choice added that Cece “understood she took a father from two younger youngsters; you say have been a ‘lunatic.’”

The Indigenous lady was raised in an “alcoholic and dysfunctional residence the place she was subjected to sexual abuse by a relative over an prolonged time frame,” the choice said.


“Your traumas resulted in you utilizing intoxicants to manage … and your publicity to violence formed your views concerning relationships and as you defined in your listening to, led you to imagine that violence was a approach to present  love and to re-build your relationship,” the choice famous.

Cece was convicted of three violent offences towards her long-time romantic companion in ’97 when she was 39 earlier than changing into an addict concerned with Taylor in Toronto.

Kim Hancox is pictured at Invoice Hancox park in Pickering on June 21, 2012.


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“You noticed violence in your childhood within the context of relationships and, within the again  of your thoughts, you wrongly believed on the time that violence towards your companion may need been  seen as a romantic act trying to maintain the connection collectively,” the choice said.


“You perceive this pondering may be very unsuitable, harmful and dangerous.”

In keeping with their sentences, Cece was required to serve 16 years earlier than making use of for parole whereas Taylor should wait at the least 18 years resulting from her document of 70 convictions and her management function within the homicide.

It’s unknown when Taylor can have one other parole listening to.


I’m relieved,” said widow Kim Hancox in an electronic mail afterwards. “It has been actually laborious on my household and I’m glad it’s over.

Kim Hancox was 26 days away from delivering their second youngster when her husband was killed.