In 1993 David Latimer killed his severely disabled 12-year-old daughter and was eventually sentenced to life in prison. On Decembe 5 the Parole Board denied his latest bid for parole saying it was “struck” by Latimer’s lack of remorse. (Latimer has always argued that killing his daughter was an act of mercy.)
Latimer has now filed an appeal against the Board’s decision to keep him in prison. His appeal is predicated on three points:
The Board failed to taken into consideration the lenient sentencing recommendations of his first judge and of two of his juries.
The Board ruled against all the available evidence that Mr. Latimer presented a risk of reoffending while on day parole.
The Board erred in law by failing to consider the viability of a less restrictive option( than full incarceration) consistent with public policy.
Do you think it’s time to let Robert Latimer go?