Desmond fatality inquiry

Lionel Desmond (front row, far right) was part of the 2nd battalion, of the Royal Canadian Regiment, based at CFB Gagetown and shown in this 2007 handout photo taken in Panjwai district in between patrol base Wilson and Masum Ghar in Afghanistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Facebook-Trev Bungay MANDATORY CREDIT

Desmond inquiry: former soldier was never given two assessments considered essential

Desmond inquiry: former soldier was never given two assessments considered essential

 

Lionel Desmond (front row, far right) was part of the 2nd battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment, based at CFB Gagetown, and shown in this 2007 handout photo taken in Panjwai district in between patrol base Wilson and Masum Ghar in Afghanistan. An inquiry investigating why a mentally ill former soldier killed three family members and himself in 2017 is expected to hear today from doctors involved in the treatment Lionel Desmond while he was in the military. During the first phase of the provincial fatality inquiry, which started last year, the hearings focused on the involvement of police and provincial health and firearms officials. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Trev Bungay MANDATORY CREDIT

Desmond inquiry: psychiatrist says stressors caused relapses for soldier with PTSD

Desmond inquiry: psychiatrist says stressors caused relapses for soldier with PTSD

 

The Desmond Fatality Inquiry is being held at the Guysborough Municipal building in Guysborough, N.S., Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The provincial inquiry, which resumed this week after an 11-month hiatus, is investigating why the mentally ill former corporal killed his mother, wife, daughter and himself in 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

‘He saw dead people.’ Inquiry learns about the mental decline of Lionel Desmond

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Lionel Desmond experienced severe mental decline and horrible…

 

Pathologist describes fatal gunshot wounds at Desmond inquiry in Nova Scotia

Pathologist describes fatal gunshot wounds at Desmond inquiry in Nova Scotia

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — An Afghanistan war veteran shot his wife, daughter and…

Pathologist describes fatal gunshot wounds at Desmond inquiry in Nova Scotia
Desmond inquiry hears of veteran researching and purchasing rifle before killing

Desmond inquiry hears of veteran researching and purchasing rifle before killing

HALIFAX — An RCMP investigator testified Wednesday about the planning a former…

Desmond inquiry hears of veteran researching and purchasing rifle before killing
Officer at Desmond fatality inquiry describes gruesome crime scene

Officer at Desmond fatality inquiry describes gruesome crime scene

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — An RCMP officer testifying before a fatality inquiry sobbed…

Officer at Desmond fatality inquiry describes gruesome crime scene
Psychiatrist assessed Desmond as ‘pleasant … a proud father’ days before killings

Psychiatrist assessed Desmond as ‘pleasant … a proud father’ days before killings

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — Two days before former soldier Lionel Desmond used a…

Psychiatrist assessed Desmond as ‘pleasant … a proud father’ days before killings
Court ruling reveals grim details of Lionel Desmond suicide and murders

Court ruling reveals grim details of Lionel Desmond suicide and murders

HALIFAX — A court fight over life insurance has revealed for the…

Court ruling reveals grim details of Lionel Desmond suicide and murders
Desmond fatality inquiry begins in Nova Scotia two years after suicide, murders

Desmond fatality inquiry begins in Nova Scotia two years after suicide, murders

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — More than two years after former Canadian soldier Lionel…

Desmond fatality inquiry begins in Nova Scotia two years after suicide, murders