Kenneth Law, an Ontario man who was arrested for selling over 1,200 suicide kits online, is now being investigated in the United Kingdom for causing at least 88 deaths.
Originally, a reporter for the Times of London spoke to Law, who readily admitted to selling the kits. “It will be literally in the hundreds. And they’ve all received it. We have had many, many customers in the UK who have purchased it,” he said, adding that “many, many, many, many” had died. “People in the UK have died, people in the US have died, people in Canada have died, and other parts of the world.”
Law further said that one of his victims was just 17 years old. Local police in Ontario then arrested him, and charged with assisting the suicide of at least two people. Now, British law enforcement has said they believe he could be linked to 88 possible suicides.
“Our deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of those who have died,” National Crime Agency (NCA) Deputy Director Craig Turner told EuroNews. “They are being supported by specially trained officers from police forces.”
The NCA believes as many 232 people in the United Kingdom have purchased Law’s suicide kits, and currently need to confirm that the 88 people in question died using Law’s lethal products.
Law operated numerous websites, on which he sold poisons like sodium nitrate, as well as flow regulators and gas masks. He also would instruct buyers on how best to use the products in order to ensure death. He said he was doing “God’s work” by selling the suicide kits. There are currently investigations into Law taking place across 40 countries.
SkyNews reported that Law got into the business of suicide solely as a means to make money. “The issue was because of the pandemic,” he said in a previous interview. “I need a source of income – I hope you can understand that – I need to feed myself.”
But that justification likely means little to the families of his victims. Catherine Adenekan, the mother of one of his victims, previously told CTV, “What he’s (allegedly) done is one of the worst things you could possibly do.”