The mystery of the deaths of Toronto billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman continues to baffle everyone. Initially Toronto police said it was a murder-suicide, private investigators determined they were murdered, and now the deceased couple’s children are speaking out.
In December 2017, a real estate agent who was prepping the Shermans’ home for an open house found their dead bodies hanging from rails, side-by-side, next to the couple’s indoor swimming pool. Leather belts had been looped around their necks, Radar reported.
Bernard C. Sherman, who was worth $4.77 billion dollars at the time of his death was the founder and past CEO of Apotex, a generic drug firm. His lovely wife of 46 years was known for her charitable work and involvement in community affairs. Barry, was 75 and his wife, the former Honey Reich was 70 at the time of their deaths.
Originally, cops had a theory that wealthy Canadian pharmaceutical entrepreneur Barry, 75, might have killed his wife, 70, then himself in a horrific murder-suicide. However after hiring private investigators the Sherman’s kids are determined to solve this apparent murder.
“My reaction was total disbelief. Anyone who knew our father would tell you the same thing. Our dad was a pacifist and would have trouble squashing a bug”, Jonathon Sherman, the 35 year old son of the billionaire couple told the WSJ.
Shortly after the grisly December deaths the siblings released a statement saying “Our parents shared an enthusiasm for life and commitment to their family and community totally inconsistent with the rumors regrettably circulated in the media as to the circumstances surrounding their deaths. We are shocked and think it’s irresponsible that police sources have reportedly advised the media of a theory which neither their family, their friends nor their colleagues believe to be true”, TJV reported.
The Sherman siblings—Lauren, Jonathon, Alexandra and Kaelen—hired top defense lawyer Brian Greenspan to head up a team to investigate Barry and Honey’s deaths.
Jonathon and his three sisters believed the idea of a murder-suicide was “unsubstantiated and wrong-minded,” he told The Wall Street Journal in writing. Mark Pugash, a spokesman for Toronto police told the WSJ officers have been investigating three theories all along: a double suicide, a murder-suicide and a double homicide.
The family was loved by thousands of people and had a lot of friends and associates. the Thousands of mourners showed up for their funeral in Toronto last November. However, the billionaire couple allegedly had money troubles before their deaths, Rarar reported.
Apotex founder Barry Sherman reportedly made enemies by spying on his business rivals, and Barry’s cousin Kerry Winter, has come under suspicion. He failed a lie detector test after claiming Barry Sherman told him to “wack his wife”.
Radar also reported that Winter had lost a long court battle claiming he and three relatives were entitled to a share of Barry’s fortune and a judge ordered them to pay the billionaire’s $300,000 in legal costs.
Winter was also very jealous of the Shermans and revealed on Canadian TV that sometimes fantasized about killing the pharmaceutical CEO, and admitted he wanted to “hurt” him, but insisted on the same program that he “had nothing to do with it. I don’t know who did it”.
Investigators hired by the siblings said they believe the crime scene was staged to make it look like a murder-suicide. Only time will tell what exactly happened to Barry & Honey Sherman.
By Jared Evan