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No explanation for Lionel Desmond murder-suicide, priest tells NS funeral - Toronto Star

TRACADIE, N.S.—Lionel Desmond's casket was draped in a Canadian flag Wednesday, as mourners packed a 200-year-old Nova Scotia church for the funeral of the former soldier and the mother he shot to death. Rev. John Barry told about 300 mourners at the ...and more »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

RCMP have confirmed Lionel Desmond shot his wife Shanna, their 10-year-old daughter Aaliyah and his mother Brenda before turning the gun on himself in Upper Big Tracadie, N.S.. The four bodies were discovered in the family home last Tuesday, and ...and more »

Funerals for Lionel Desmond, family members to be held this week - Globalnews.ca

Four members of a Nova Scotia family found dead in a triple murder and suicide last week, will be laid to rest this week. The bodies of Lionel Desmond, 33, his wife Shanna, 31, their daughter Aaliyah, and Lionel's 52-year-old mother, Brenda, were found ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »