Little Kayla Klaudusz’s sister vows to prevent the release of the sex murderer

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Child killer David Wayne Snowdon had the courage to ask for parole last year — not because he thought he would get it.

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No, the 62-year-old pedophile dragged little Kayla Klaudusz’s family through the agony of a hearing — for this experience.

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“I thought, how dare he?” says Brittany Klaudusz, the dead child’s sister. “He was obviously rejected. He continued to tell his ridiculous story about what happened that day, and it was absolutely absurd.”

But his cruelty knows no bounds.

When she first faced Snowdon at the Zoom hearing, she searched his face for a hint of emotion as he listened to her parents’ agonizing victim testimonies. And found nothing. “He looked heartless, I wouldn’t say he had any emotions. I don’t think someone like him can feel like doing that to anyone, let alone a little kid, a little girl.”

Brittany was just 18 months old when her big sister disappeared – a disappearance that sent a whole town into panic and fear. Just six months earlier, another Toronto child, six-year-old Andrea Atkinson, had been found raped and murdered.

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David Wayne Snowdon.
David Wayne Snowdon.

It was a warm evening on July 10, 1991, and Kayla, a three-year-old, boisterous tomboy with beautiful big eyes, was playing with friends in the gated backyard of her King St. W. apartment complex under the care of a babysitter – her father Steve Klaudusz worked and mother Keri Deon had gone to bingo. wear and tear her Blue Jays shirt, light blue shorts and brown leather two-buckle sandals, her was last seen jumping up the steps to her apartment – a path that took her past Snowdon’s open door.

She was such easy prey.


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The New Brunswick-born, unemployed 7th grade school dropout with a record for breaks and burglaries rented a room from Kayla’s babysitter on a floor just below the Klaudusz apartment. Snowdon, 32, lured Kayla into his room with a monkey puppet and then raped and killed her on his bed.

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DNA led investigators to the frontier and in 1996 Snowdon was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years for first-degree murder.

Keri Deon with her daughter Brittany and son Kyle.
Keri Deon with her daughter Brittany and son Kyle. Photo of family photo

Per his parole decision in 2022, the child killer spent 17 years in the maximum security prison, where he filed numerous institutional charges for drug use, before being transferred to the middle prison in 2013 and spent three years working as an institutional house cleaner.

For two decades, Snowdon insisted he was an innocent man, until 2011, when he finally admitted to suffocating Kayla while he was sexually abusing her and then dumping her body in the harbor 15 minutes from her home.

But he still maintains that her death was an accident.

Snowdon told the parole board that he was drinking crack cocaine heavily that day and that his “brain froze” because he would face the consequences of what he was doing. The panel named BS — mostly because his actions were pretty clear and well thought out when it came to getting rid of her body and covering up his crime.

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The panel also pointed to troubling phallometric tests showing Snowdon has a deviant profile with a sexual preference for underage women and “alarmingly” highest reactions to images of sexual violence involving a pre-pubescent woman.


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“These results are insightful and highlight the risks present in your profile,” the board wrote. “However, at the hearing, you were quite disapproving of the assessments, telling the panel that you did not understand phallometric tests and could not imagine how the psychologist could have arrived at such conclusions for you. You have indicated that you know your own body and have no such thoughts towards young girls.”

So the sick killer continues to deny, but insists he is on his way to release.

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Not if Kayla’s family can help.

Unfortunately, her remarkable mother will not be present at the next hearing. Deon passed away on May 11 at the age of just 55, so heartbroken by the trauma she suffered. But her daughter vows to grant her wishes.

“Together with my brother and my father,” she says vehemently, “we will fight to the end to ensure that he does not come out.”

And long ago, when he was first questioned by the police, Snowdon himself said that such was to be the child killer’s fate. You took one innocent Life,” he said. “If they don’t spend the rest of their lives behind bars, that’s something incorrect with the system.


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