Morbidology the Podcast – 116: The Brentwood Massacre

Podcast released on: 6th September 2021

In April of 2014, students from the University of Calgary were celebrating the end of school year. A party among friends was being held in a quiet, tree-lined street in Brentwood. In the early morning hours, however, a flurry of 911 calls were made from inside the home, reporting that somebody in attendance had unleashed…


In April of 2014, students from the University of Calgary were celebrating the end of school year. A party among friends was being held in a quiet, tree-lined street in Brentwood. In the early morning hours, however, a flurry of 911 calls were made from inside the home, reporting that somebody in attendance had unleashed a senseless attack with a knife.

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Audio Sources:

“Matthew de Grood found not criminally responsible in quintuple murder trial””

“Raw Video: Matt de Grood’s parents say they are shocked, devastated and struggling for answers”

“Families’ statement after Matthew de Grood murder trial decision”

“Matthew de Grood’s father speaks after son found not criminally responsible for 5 deaths”

“Stabbings at a Calgary party leave 5 dead”

“Zackariah & The Prophets- Live @ Studio 37”

“DeGrood Fit to Stand Trial”

Sources:

USA Today, 15 April, 2014 – “5 Fatally Stabbed at Party Near Calgary College” 

FARS News Agency, 16 April, 2014 – “5 University of Calgary Students Fatally Stabbed in City’s Worst Mass Murder”

The Hamilton Spectator, 16 April, 2014 – “Five Students Killed in Stabbing Rampage”

The Hamilton Spectator, 16 April, 2014 – “Friends Mourn Five Bright Futures Cut Short in Calgary Mass Killing”

The Toronto Star, 16 April, 2014 – “Cop’s Son Charged After Five Stabbed to Death”

The Toronto Star, 16 April, 2014 – “Family, Friends of Victims Left Reeling After Calgary Stabbing Deaths”

Waterloo Region Record, 16 April, 2014 – “One of the Dead in Calgary Stabbing Showed Promise”

The Hamilton Spectator, 17 April, 2014 – “We Will Never Recover from This”

The Calgary Sun, 18 April, 2014 – “He Had A Bright Future”

The Chronicle Herald, 18 April, 2014 – “Slaying Suspect’s Psyche Probed”

Guelph Mercury Tribune, 19 April, 2014 – “Families of Calgary Mass Murder Victims Issue Joint Statement”

The Hamilton Spectator, 21 April, 2014 – “Friends, Family Say Goodbye to Victims”

The Brockville Recorder and Times, 22 April, 2014 – “Stabbing Victims Remembered”

The Hamilton Spectator, 22 April, 2014 – “Judge Orders Calgary Stabbing Suspect Assessed”

The Hamilton Spectator, 22 April, 2014 – “Man Stabbed to Death at Calgary Party was Kind of Son Every Parent Wants”

The Calgary Sun, 24 April, 2014 – “Passion for Life”

The Hamilton Spectator, 22 May, 2014 – “Suspect in Calgary’s Worst Mass Murder Fit to Stand Trial”

24 Hours, 23 May, 2014 – “Calgarian Accused in Stabbing of 5 People Fit to Stand Trial”

The Barrie Examiner, 23 July, 2014 – “De Grood to Undergo Psych Assessment”

The Calgary Sun, 27 September, 2014 – “Psych Test Kept Secret”

The Calgary Sun, 5 September, 2014 – “High Hopes and Healing”

The Calgary Sun, 3 March, 2015 – “Massacre Hearing”

The Calgary Sun, 7 March, 2015 – “Judge Approves Trial”

The Calgary Sun, 13 April, 2015 – “Cops Stunned by Magnitude of Tragedy”

The Calgary Sun, 30 May, 2015 – “Year Wait for Trial”

Star Metro Calgary, 16 May, 2016 – “Families of Brentwood Stabbing Victims Deliver Emotional Pre-Trial Statement”

Waterloo Region Record, 16 May, 2016 – “Killing Medusas and Werewolves”

24 Hours, 17 May, 2016 – “Trial Hears of Werewolves, Zombies”

The Calgary Sun, 17 May, 2016 – “Horrifying Hindsight”

The Calgary Sun, 17 May, 2016 – “Killer Admits Stabbings”

The Edmonton Sun, 18 May, 2016 – “Families Share Poignant, Funny, Heart-Breaking Stories”

The Edmonton Sun, 18 May, 2016 – “Tributes to Victims”

Star Metro Calgary, 18 May, 2016 – “Expert Witnesses Testify de Grood Suffered Psychotic Episode”

The Calgary Sun, 19 May, 2016 – “Not in Touch With Reality”

The Calgary Sun, 20 May, 2016 – “Massacre Could Have Been Worse”

Star Metro Calgary, 24 May, 2016 – “Crown Agrees de Grood Suffered from Psychosis”

Agence France-Presse, 25 May, 2016 – “Canadian Killer of Five Students Found Not Guilty”

Associated Press, 25 May, 2016 – “Judge Finds Man Not Criminally Responsible”

CBC, 18 April, 2017 – “Quntuple Killer and NCR Patient Matthew de Grood Granted Privileges”

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