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Desmond Fatality Inquiry

GUYSBOROUGH: What started out as a call to a suicide in progress, responding officers dispatched to the Desmond residence in Upper Big Tracadie, discovered the former Afghanistan war veteran had fatally shot his mother, wife and daughter, before turning the...
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: Three-hours before Shanna Desmond was fatally shot by her husband, she requested information on the process of obtaining a peace bond by calling a domestic violence crisis line. The executive director of the Naomi Society...
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: 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...
PORT HAWKESBURY: A former platoon member of retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond says the intensity of the gunfights and the grim duties of war took their toll on the then 24-year-old infantryman. Testifying on Feb....
PORT HAWKESBURY: Chantel Desmond went to go pick up her niece on Jan. 3, 2017 at her brother’s house in Upper Big Tracadie, but rather than finding her ready to go to an after-school program, she discovered...
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...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Last week, two military psychiatrists explained for the first time, what personal care retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond received in the health care system of the military prior to his medical discharge in 2015.
PORT HAWKESBURY: The two families who have been affected the most by, and find themselves at the centre of the Desmond Fatality Inquiry, began testifying as the inquiry resumed on Feb. 16; looking into the incident that...




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