The Canadian Press

1995-07-18 | Latimer-Appeal

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Robert Latimer's conviction for killing his severely disabled daughter was upheld by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal in July. The Wilkie, Saskatchewan farmer had been convicted of second-degree murder in November 1994 for killing 12-year-old Tracy, who had cerebral palsy. Latimer's lawyer, Mark Brayford, who had argued that Tracy's death in 1993 was a mercy killing, hoped the Supreme Court of Canada would view the case differently.

Date: 1995-07-18
Placeline: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << one of our arguments was that, Bob Latimer acted out of necessity in his mind and that that issue is is something that the Supreme Court dealt with about ten years ago and so it'll be a little easier for them to interpret their decision they won't be as constrained perhaps as the court of appeal was >>

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