Kruse stuffed a sock in Kim’s mouth, which he then wrapped in duct tape.The two raped and beat Kim for hours until she died from suffocation.During one of these chats, Cam confessed to Kim that he liked her. One day, Kim was chatting separately with them at the same time, switching from one window of conversation to the next. Kruse: I have some things I’d rather tell you in person about the entire Zach fiasco. )(Kruse: Zach and I aren’t as close as we used to be, but I feel you deserve an explanation Kruse: Don’t worry, it’s not much Kruse: It’s more about why Cam, and me, and everyone was so mean Kim: wut ever happened to Kim u deserve nothing u kill your rabbit. Kim: i gotta say when I saw ur text I was shocked Kim: an confused.. I can meet you tomorrow earlier than her babysitting and talk about it over a couple bowls Kim: sure Kim asked Kruse to call her.He complimented her beauty, telling her: “There arnt meny beautiful things iv seen, but i must say you are one of them.”“Aww thanx :),” she replied. The two had become close during her painful split from Zach, texting and chatting. Cam invited her to a party “in my pants” and promised a cream-filled lollipop.“OMG,” she wrote Kruse, “he says he has a Lolipop that will last all night long i didn’t no they made those! Kim: nothing other than baby sitting at Kruse: I’m bored and was looking for someone to chill with today. Kim: this is sudden an i can’t help but wounder why Kim: i don’t wanna talk about Zach . He secretly patched Cam in to eavesdrop on the call.
The three of them chatted for a bit, and then went down to the small brown house on Happy Valley Road with a strand of lights strung along the trim.
One night around dinnertime, Kruse Wellwood sent an instant message to Kim Proctor. He lived in a bungalow with his mother on Happy Valley Road, a leafy street in the small town of Langford, British Columbia. She loved cats so much that, when she was young, she wore cat ears to school. Kids teased her about her cat ears, meowing at her in class, and never let up as the years went on.
On this evening, as on so many others, he was hanging out with his best friend, Cameron Moffat, a burly 17-year-old goth. “She was bullied throughout her life,” her mother recalls. She would panic navigating the swarm of students in the hallways at school.
Since Kruse was still close with Zach, Kim told her friend Samantha Kennedy that dating him seemed like a way to lessen the pain of losing Zach. ”“I happen to own that brand of lollipop as well,” Kruse wrote back.“Ok . ,” she replied, with her signature emoticon, cat whiskers, “there is no such Lolipop with a cream in the middle Kim: Oh ... As Kruse and Kim talked, Kruse and Cam IM’d each other, reveling as their fantasy came to life.
“Make sure if you don’t like him that you don’t lead him on,” Samantha advised. “I’m gonig to rip her nose ring out and burn it,” Kruse typed.
They skipped school, smoked pot, played and surfed porn sites, but, despite frequent acting out, were never perceived as a serious threat.