Case 228

The Harrison Family

In April 2009, 64-year-old Bill Harrison, a much-loved member of the community of Mississauga, Canada, was found dead in his home. An autopsy revealed that he died of natural causes. Just over one year later, Bill’s wife, Bridget Harrison was also found deceased in the family home. Although Bridget’s autopsy showed that foul play may have been involved, a brief investigation failed to identify any suspects.

It wasn’t until over three years later when Bill and Bridget’s adult son Caleb Harrison was also found dead in the family home that police took the Harrison murders seriously. Police homed in on married couple Melissa Merritt and Chris Fattore. They had a lot to gain from having the entire Harrison family out of the picture.



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The Good Ol’ Days 

A day in the life of Chris Fattore



Improbable Cause: The Harrison family murders – Toronto Star

House of horrors – Toronto Life

Part One: The Harrison case – The Pointer

Part Two: The Harrison case – The Pointer

Part Three: The Harrison case – The Pointer

Web petition targets drunk driver – Mississauga News

Crown seeks two years for ‘ironic’ drunk driving death – Mississauga News

Mississauga man jailed in impaired driving death – Toronto Star

Accused killers’ court appearance delayed – Mississauga News

Jury deliberating fate of pair accused in bizarre triple-murder trial – CTV News

Peel cops releasing internal review of 3 family members’ deaths – Toronto Sun

Are three deaths in the same Erin Mills home linked? – Mississauga News

Ex-wife and partner charged with murdering Caleb Harrison and mother – Mississauga News

Couple now accused of murdering entire Mississauga family – Mississauga News

‘You destroyed an innocent family at the cost of your own,’ Mississauga couple told – Toronto Star

Mississauga mom and her spouse found guilty of first-degree murder in killing of ex-husband  Toronto Star

Three deaths, one home and a mystery – what happened to the Harrisons? – Mississauga News

Homicide: Retracing Mississauga’s Harrison family murders – Hamilton Spectator

Healing lodge could be right place for killer – National Post



The House on Pitch Pine Crescent – Dateline NBC

Melissa Merritt is interviewed by police in 2010 – Toronto Star 

Christopher Fattore confessing to the murders of Bridget and Caleb Harrison – Toronto Star



Merritt–Fattore Transcript

Bridget Harrison obituary

William “Bill” Harrison obituary

Caleb Aaron Harrison obituary

R. v. Merritt, 2017 ONSC 366

R. v. Merritt, 2017 ONSC 5245 

R. v. Merritt, 2016 ONSC 7009

R. v. Merritt, 2017 ONSC 6203

R. v. Merritt, 2017 ONSC 5302

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