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Posted By: Peace
05-Dec-07 - 10:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: robert latimer
Subject: RE: BS: robert latimer
I though the following important enough to reproduce it entirely.

"Robert Latimer timeline
CanWest News Service
Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A timeline of Robert Latimer's journey through the court system:

-- Oct. 21, 1993: Latimer kills his 12-year-old daughter Tracy at the family farm in Wilkie, Sask.

-- Nov. 16, 1994: He is convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 10 years.

-- July 18, 1995: Loses first appeal in Saskatchewan court.

-- Oct. 25, 1995: Information appears that the RCMP might have interfered with potential jurors, on Crown orders, by asking them about their beliefs on religion, abortion and mercy killing.

-- Feb. 6, 1997: Supreme Court orders a new trial.

-- Nov. 5, 1997: Latimer found guilty of second-degree murder.

-- Dec. 1, 1997: A Saskatchewan court judge exempts Latimer from the minimum sentence, instead imposing one year in jail and one served in the community.

-- Nov. 23, 1998: Saskatchewan Court of Appeal sets aside the exemption and reinstates a mandatory life sentence.

-- Feb., 1999: Latimer appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada.

-- Jan. 18, 2001: Supreme Court upholds Latimer's life sentence, with no chance of parole for 10 years. Latimer reports to prison.

-- Dec. 5, 2007: A national parole board denies Latimer's bid for day parole.

-- Dec. 8, 2009: The parole board will be legally obligated to hear another day parole request by Latimer if one is made.

-- Dec. 8, 2010: Latimer is eligible for full parole."