The 29-year-old man accused of a horrific triple murder that nearly wiped out an Ajax family has a history of violence that includes assaulting a cop.
Now Cory Kyle Fenn — a mountain of a man — faces three counts of second-degree for the slayings of his girlfriend, Krassimira “Krissy” Pejcinovski, 39, her son, Roy Pejcinovski, 15, and her daughter Venallia “Vana” Pejcinovski, 13.
“For him to (allegedly) take three people’s innocent lives blows my mind,” Pat, who did not want his last name used, said Thursday on Hilling Dr. where a make-shift memorial of flowers is growing out front of the Pejcinovski family’s home.
Pat said his 13-year-old daughter was best friends with the youngest victim, so he met the accused killer once.
“He seemed like a really good guy,” he said, recalling Fenn had “a good job.”
But Pat was unaware the accused man has a criminal record that includes a conviction for assaulting a police officer in 2009, an incident that saw three other charges withdrawn — cause a disturbance, utter threats and bribery of a police officer, and a conviction for mischief under in 2011.
Pat was frantic when he heard the news Wednesday and raced to the Pejcinovski home believing his daughter may be inside.
“She was supposed to have a sleepover (at Vana’s) the night before,” the father said, who waited at the scene for about 20 minutes before a detective told him his daughter wasn’t there.
“Thank God my daughter decided to change her mind and go to a different friend’s house,” Pat said. “Otherwise, who knows what would have happened?”
A colleague of Krissy’s, who became concerned when she didn’t show up to work Wednesday, went to her friend’s home around 11 a.m. and her boyfriend allegedly stopped her from entering. When the man drove off, the woman went inside, made the grisly discovery and called 911.
Officers arrived to find the lifeless bodies of Krissy and her son. The daughter was found suffering from life-threatening injuries and died late Wednesday at a Toronto trauma centre.
Initial reports suggested all three had been stabbed, but Durham Regional Police Const. George Tudos has so far only said they were found with “obvious signs of trauma.”
He said autopsies are being conducted on the victims and investigators hoped to have the results, which should include cause of death, on Thursday or Friday.
Fortunately, he said the eldest of Krissy’s three kids was not at home when the violence unfolded.
It’s believed Victoria Pejcinovski, 16, was at a driver’s education class when her family members were killed.
The boyfriend’s pickup truck was later found abandoned in Pickering and he was taken into custody after being located Wednesday evening in an Oshawa neighbourhood — reportedly hiding in a backyard shed.
Fenn, who police now say was living with Krissy and her kids, appeared briefly in an Oshawa courtroom Thursday morning with his right eye and nose bloodied.
Wearing a black t-shirt and track pants, with his hands cuffed in front, the hulking man looked to be about 240 pounds and perhaps 6-foot-6 tall as he stood quietly in the prisoner’s box towering well above the protective glass.
Numerous photos of Fenn with his shirt off and his muscles bulging are posted on his Facebook and some of the images appear to have been snapped while working out in a gym, including one shot where he is with a woman who appears to be Krissy.
Fenn was remanded into custody until his next court date, March 29, when he is expected to appear via video.
Meanwhile, Forensics officers remained at the house gathering evidence Thursday.
DID TEENS DIE TRYING TO PROTECT MOM?
The brutal slayings of a woman and two of her three teen kids have devastated relatives, left an Ajax neighbourhood reeling and shaken communities at two schools as well as a Toronto hockey club.
And those who know the Pejcinovski family can’t help but wonder if Roy, 15, and his sister Vana, 13, died trying to protect their mom from her killer.
“I think Roy is a kid who would not stand by and watch his mother get attacked,” Crestwood Preparatory College Headmaster Vince Pagano said Thursday.
He described the teen as a “generous young man” who excelled in the classroom and on the ice.
Roy, a goalie, backstopped his high school hockey team to a Junior Division 2 championship only a week ago, Pagano said, adding the teen shutout the opposition 5-0 in the final game.
“He was considered one of the top goalies in Toronto,” he said of Roy, who also played goal for the Don Mills Flyers Bantam AAA team in the GTHL.
Pagano said the death has been difficult on students and the private school plans to hold a memorial after March break.
The Don Mills Flyers, Roy’s GTHL club, released a statement offering condolences to the grieving family.
“We are heartbroken to have lost, so suddenly, three members of our extended family,” the organization said.
A steady stream of people who knew the victims, many of them young and in tears, visited the family’s Hilling Dr. home Thursday to drop off flowers.
Raine Phillips, who stopped by with his dad, described Vana — a Grade 8 student at nearby Lakeside Public School — as “kind” and “fun to be around.”
“I was pretty shocked when I heard the news,” the 13-year-old boy said. “I didn’t really believe it, but I guess stuff happens like this.”
A longtime friend of the murdered mom told CP24 she met Krissy about 20 years ago in their native Bulgaria and they reunited in Canada.
“As a mother, as a friend, she was an amazing person,” Tania Dimova said. “I hope she’s just in a better place,” she said.
Krissy’s surviving 16-year-old daughter, the eldest of her three kids, is with her father.
To help family members with funeral costs, a GoFundMe was set up with a goal of raising $75,000.
As of Thursday evening, more than $30,000 had already been donated.
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