September 30, 2011 / 9:09 PM / 6 years ago

Serial killer Clifford Olson dead

(Reuters) - Canadian serial killer Clifford Olson, serving a life sentence for murdering 11 boys and girls in the early 1980s, has died in a Quebec hospital, local media reports said on Friday.

<p>A protestor carries a plackard as spectators line up outside a Surrey courthouse to watch the judicial review of convicted serial killer Clifford Olson, August 18, 1997. REUTERS/Jeff Vinnick</p>

Earlier reports said Corrections Canada had told the families of Olson’s victims that he was dying of cancer.

Olson murdered three girls and eight boys aged 9 to 18 in British Columbia over an eight month period beginning in November 1980.

Police said Olson’s victims had been tortured and sexually assaulted.

Olson confessed to the murders and, in a controversial deal, gave police information on the location of the victims’ bodies in return for a C$100,000 ($95,000) payment to his family.

Reporting by Allison Martell; editing by Rob Wilson

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