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Desmond Fatality Inquiry

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...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Lionel Desmond’s Veterans Affairs-appointed case manager became frustrated, and says the interruption she faced in the retried corporal’s rehabilitation was caused by “significant bureaucratic barriers,” resulting in a four month delay in receiving any clinical...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The Canadian Armed Forces arranged for retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond’s treatment to continue following his medical discharge in 2015. However a psychologist says the “lack of structure” outside the military presented additional...
PORT HAWKESBURY: The uncle of retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond says he wasn’t in distress and didn’t see any warning signs from his nephew when he spent the night at his house before carrying out the triple-murder suicide...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond received a total of $126,561 in disability compensation from Veterans Affairs for his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnosis and additional associated conditions, the fatality inquiry heard. A document...
PORT HAWKESBURY: One year after retired Cpl. Lionel Desmond was medically discharged from the military for severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the former infantryman was then diagnosed with “mixed personality traits.” The new evidence...
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...
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: 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 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...




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