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

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 service for ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Canadian Afghan war veteran commits suicide after killing family - World Socialist Web Site

A tragedy that took place at the beginning of January in Upper Big Tracadie, a small and isolated town in northeastern Nova Scotia, has shed light on the consequences of the increasingly aggressive domestic and foreign policies of the Canadian ruling ...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 »

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

Shanna and Lionel Desmond hold their daughter Aaliyah in a photo from the Facebook page of Shanna Desmond. Facebook. X. - A A +. Listen. Four members of a Nova Scotia family found dead in a triple murder and suicide last week, will be laid to rest this ...and more »