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Twenty-four hours after the tragic shootings on Roszko's farm -- with the image of dead Mounties lying in the snow forever seared into the national psyche -- the fifth estate set out to answer that question.
The RCMP stated almost immediately that all four Mounties were shot by James Roszko inside his Quonset. the fifth estate story suggests there was a furious gunfight outside. See the photos.
Shortly after the shootings, the fifth estate discovered the RCMP had sealed five search warrants related to their ongoing investigations. the fifth estate went to court and won the release of the search warrants.
During that time, Roszko called his mother, told her he'd made a will and asked her to pray for him.
the fifth estate also takes a hard look at how an increasingly brazen and wily Roszko fended off charges of sexual assault against young boys. In 1993, the RCMP pulled then-Constable Mike Statnyk off a sexual assault case against James Roszko after the farmer sued the Mountie. The sexual assault case against Roszko was later dismissed and the civil suit dropped.