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Hospital accused of turning away veteran who killed family says it never denied anyone care - CBC.ca

A doctor at a Nova Scotia hospital that has been accused of turning away a military veteran who killed his family and himself says it has never refused help to anyone. In a short email addressed to various media, Dr. Minoli Amit said St. Martha's ...and more »

No explanation for Desmond murder-suicide, priest tells mourners at funeral - CBC.ca

Family and friends arrive at the funeral for Brenda Desmond and her son Lionel Desmond at St. Peter's Church in Tracadie. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press). Lionel Desmond's casket was draped in a Canadian flag Wednesday, as mourners packed a 200 ...and more »

Nova Scotia murder-suicides sparks difficult conversation - Macleans.ca

A police vehicle is parked outside a residence in Upper Big Tracadie, N.S. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Andrew Vaughan/CP). HALIFAX – A week after a former soldier suffering from PTSD killed his wife, daughter and mother before killing himself, a ...and more »

Nova Scotia tragedy: hospital did not turn away anyone, doctor says - CTV News

ANTIGONISH, N.S. -- A senior medical official in Nova Scotia is challenging allegations that a former soldier who killed his family before committing suicide was turned away from an Antigonish hospital in the days before the killings. Dr. Minoli Amit ...and more »

Military spouse wants more help for families of veterans with PTSD - CTV News

A military spouse who says she fled a mentally and emotionally abusive marriage to a veteran living with post-traumatic stress disorder is calling for more assistance for the families of troubled soldiers when they return home from the battlefield. The ...and more »

DESMOND TRAGEDY: Desmond not turned away, says local doctor - TheChronicleHerald.ca

A Nova Scotia doctor is challenging allegations that a former soldier who killed his family before committing suicide was turned away from an Antigonish hospital in the days before the killings. Dr. Minoli Amit issued a statement Tuesday saying no ...and more »

No explanation for Desmond murder-suicide, priest tells NS funeral - CTV News

TRACADIE, N.S. -- The funeral service inside the big, old church by the harbour started with the arrival of two caskets -- one draped in the Canadian flag and carrying the remains of former soldier Lionel Desmond, the other his mother Brenda. More than ...and more »

Lionel Desmond Murder-Suicide: Blame Domestic Violence, Not PTSD, Professor Says - Huffington Post Canada

HALIFAX — A week after a former soldier suffering from PTSD killed his wife, daughter and mother before killing himself, a difficult and complex debate has emerged in Nova Scotia about the role of domestic violence in the tragedy. RCMP have confirmed ...and more »

Funerals for Nova Scotia family killed in murder-suicide to be held this week - Toronto Star

On Wednesday, a funeral service will be held for Lionel Desmond and his mother and on Thursday, the funeral for his wife and 10-year-old daughter will be held in Tracadie. Shanna Desmond, left, and her daughter Aaliyah, 10, are shown in a photo from ...and more »

Afghanistan War veteran killed his mother, wife and daughter before himself in horror murder suicide - Daily Mail

A former solider who suffered from Post-Tramautic Stress Disorder killed his wife, daughter and mother before killing himself last week in Nova Scotia, Canada. Lionel Desmond 33, shot and killed his wife Shanna, his 10-year-old daughter Aaliyah and his ...and more »