Robert Latimer granted full parole

Many apologies to the readers of this blog for the lack of posts but I’m in exam mode and studying is hectic. While I try to survive pharmacy school here is a news report from CTV about the Robert Latimer case. I don’t have time at the moment to analyze it but here are a few of the points from the article:

Robert Latimer, who was convicted of second-degree murder for killing his severely disabled daughter, has been granted full parole and will be home for Christmas.

He was convicted by two sets of juries, one in 1994, and another at a retrial in 1997. He has said he did not receive a fair trial and wants Ottawa to reopen his case.

“It’s obvious they didn’t understand what was going on, and the medical stuff is hard to understand,” he told reporters outside his farm in 2008. “You’re not just going to read it and know.”

Latimer has said the carbon monoxide poisoning of Tracy at his farm near Wilkie, Sask., was a mercy killing because of her years of pain and difficult surgeries.

I wish I had the time to throw in my two cents but comments are always welcome. Check out the article and let us know what you think.

If you are also interested, Alex Schadenberg continues to do great work for the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and he posted an editorial about how the Latimer case still haunts us.

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