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Desmond Fatality Inquiry

GUYSBOROUGH: Retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond’s firearms possession and acquisition licence was first flagged for review by firearms officials in New Brunswick in 2014 after it was revealed the Afghanistan war veteran didn’t disclose his complex diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder...
GUYSBOROUGH: Shifting the focus of the Desmond Fatality Inquiry to the access to firearms, from access to health care services, a New Brunswick RCMP officer who confiscated retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond’s rifle in 2015 testified he did so because he...
GUYSBOROUGH: The presiding judge overseeing the fatality inquiry into the triple murder-suicide carried out by an Afghanistan war veteran made it clear retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond “faced a large gap in treatment” and that Veterans Affairs allowed him to “fall...
GUYSBOROUGH: Hours after retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond called his psychotherapist and told her his wife asked for a divorce, the former rifleman fatally shot his wife, mother, and 10-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself. On...
GUYSBOROUGH: Already having heard from three doctors who interacted with Afghanistan war veteran retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond in the months prior to the triple murder-suicide at their Upper Big Tracadie home, on February 11, the inquiry began hearing testimony from...
GUYSBOROUGH: The first civilian psychiatrist to meet with retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond after he was released from the military’s care testified Monday at the fatality inquiry looking into what caused him to kill his mother, wife, daughter and himself, that...
GUYSBOROUGH: Just two hours before retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond used a military-style carbine to kill his 52-year-old mother, 31-year-old wife, and 10-year-old daughter, before turning the gun on himself, the Afghanistan war veteran looked coherent and focused when he purchased...
GUYSBOROUGH: The psychiatrist who assessed retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond - just two days before he fatally shot his mother, wife, and 10-year-old daughter before taking his own life - says the former rifleman didn’t show any signs of acute psychosis...
GUYSBOROUGH: The emergency room doctor who assessed retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond two days before he purchased a military-style carbine and killed his mother, wife, and 10-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself, testified on Monday that the veteran wasn’t considering...
GUYSBOROUGH: The Afghanistan war veteran who shot and killed his mother, wife and 10-year-old daughter in their Upper Big Tracadie home on Jan. 3, 2017 did so from approximately one-metre away, a pathologist testified on January 30.


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