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Sentencing - Homicide - Second degree murder - Particular sanctions - Imprisonment - Parole ineligibility

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Sentencing of Biddersingh following her second degree murder conviction. The Crown sought a period of parole ineligibility of between 18 and 22 years, while the defence argued for an ineligibility period of 10 years. Members of the jury recommended an ineligibility period ranging from 10 to 20 years. The victim was Biddersingh’s step-daughter, who immigrated with her brothers to Canada from Jamaica at their father’s request. The father convinced the children’s biological mothers in Jamaica that the children could have a better life in Canada with...