Canadian pig farmer found guilty of 6 murders

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    I can't for the life of me figure out how this equates to 2nd degree murder.:shock:
     
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    Me either. I heard a report on radio about it but missed the bit about why the jury found on second degree because I was trying to avoid a pedestrian who was trying to jump in front of my vehicle. I hope they go ahead and try him for the others. I don't know how Canada treats convictions like that, if they allow a judge to pile the sentences one on top of the other.

    A little bit of irony. New Westminster, which is where the trial was held is the city where Raymond Burr (aka Perry Mason and Ironside) was born.
     
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    Just looking at it quickly, it seems like 2nd degree murder might have been a compromise verdict.
     
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    I can see why they might think he didn't do it....

    10 years for a life sentence... why even call it that?
     
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    Good point.
     
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    Thank you. No other reason I could think of explained it. But then again, I have no clue what evidence the jury saw. ;o)
     
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    True enough, but I focussed on the same sentence RGS did, and quoted. By his own admission, he planned them, and more. Plan = premeditation = 1st degree murder as I understand it.
     
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    The article said the judge reviewed the transcript of the interview. It didn't say the jury heard it. But, quite honestly, I have no clue what the standard is there for 1st degree murder. So I can't even opine further.
     
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    Opine? :shock: Alright Jill, out of the closet ... you're a Bill O'Reilly fan aren't you?:badgrin:
     
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    Take that back! :eusa_snooty:
     
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