The judge, ted noble, is scheduled to decide mr latimer's fate on monday while there does not seem to be much legal room for compromise, the case has opened a wide and emotionally wrenching rift in canada over so-called mercy killing and the rights of the handicapped. In 1993, while most of his family was away at church, robert latimer took his twelve-year-old daughter tracy, disabled by cerebral palsy, out to the barn he put her in his truck, turned on the engine, closed the door, and waited for his daughter to asphyxiate. Case study : robert latimer introduction & the book the book robert latimer, a story of justice and mercy , by gary bauslaugh, was published in october of 2010 by james lorimer and co, toronto.
Read canadian disability-rights activist mark pickup’s analysis of the case for a more detailed understanding of what happened if latimer receives a new trial or prime minster trudeau agrees to a pardon, it. Tracy latimer (deceased), brian latimer, lindsay latimer, lee latimer robert william bob latimer (born march 13, 1953) is a canadian canola and wheat farmer who was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his daughter tracy (november 23, 1980 – october 24, 1993. Robert latimer is applying to prime minister justin trudeau and justice minister jody wilson-raybould for either a pardon or a new trial for the killing of his daughter in 1993 latimer killed his severely disabled 12-year-old daughter, tracy, in 1993 by piping exhaust fumes into the cab of his truck.
Saskatchewan farmer robert latimer didn't spend much time thinking about the personal consequences he would face for killing his severely disabled daughter in 1993 -- her daily pain and suffering. Read canadian disability-rights activist mark pickup’s analysis of the case for a more detailed understanding of what happened if latimer receives a new trial or prime minster trudeau agrees to a pardon, it will send the insidious message that dead is better. Latimer's act unleashed a stormy debate over the rights of the disabled and the ethics of euthanasia and mercy killing it also tested canada's judicial system like no other case before. Decades after robert latimer killed his severely disabled daughter in what he maintains was an act of mercy, his vancouver lawyer has filed an application to have his murder conviction pardoned.
July 28, 2010: the montreal gazette: a wise and sensible verdict (this article is actually about an entirely different case, but felt the need to compare it to tracy latimer’s murder): “one need only remember robert latimer’s killing of his severely disabled 12-year-old daughter he did it, he said, to release her from her suffering, to mercifully end her life. Saskatchewan farmer robert latimer stands by his decision to end the life of his severely disabled daughter almost 20 years ago, in his first interview since being released on full parole in. August 19, 2010: the cbc: robert latimer wins parole review “latimer was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1993 death of tracy, his severely disabled, 12-year-old daughter, an act he described as a mercy killing.
Robert latimer & the law on october 24, 1993 a saskatchewan farmer, robert latimer, ended his 12-year old daughter’s severely compromised life, in what became canada’s most famous case of mercy killing. The saskatchewan farmer who became a controversial national figure after what he claimed was the 1993 mercy killing of his severely disabled 12-year-old daughter, robert latimer wants to be pardoned.
Robert latimer admits that he killed his 12-year-old daughter, tracy, in 1993 by putting her in his pickup truck and leaving the engine running until the cab was filled with carbon monoxide and tracy was dead canadian juries have twice convicted the 44-year-old saskatchewan wheat farmer of second-degree murder.