Wednesday, May 16, 2012

BREAKING: Leopold Found Guilty of Manslaughter

A jury has found a Liverpool man guilty of manslaughter in the death of his fiancée. It took a twelve member panel more than four hours to render a verdict in the trial of James Leroy Leopold. Sentencing will take place on June 27th. Leopold will be remanded to Nova Scotia Correction Centre.

BREAKING: Jury Requests Replay Of Testimony

The jury in the second degree murder case of Jamie Leopold has requested to hear a replay of testimony delivered by a forensic pathologist earlier in the trial. Dr. Eric Mont testified last week Laura Lee Robertson died from asphyxiation or some form of manual strangulation. However, Leopold told police Robertson was killed by a single blow to the neck after she bit his penis during a sexual act on the night of April 13th, 2011. The twelve member jury also asked for reenactment photos of how Robertson died but the request was denied because the photos were not entered as evidence during the trial. A reenactment of the fatal incident took place at Leopold's apartment just hours after he confessed to killing Robertson on April 27th of last year. The jury had been in deliberations for about two hours before making the request to replay the audio of the testimony.

Jury Deliberations Begin In Leopold Trial

The jury in the Supreme Court trial of James Leroy Leopold of Liverpool has begun deliberating the case. Leopold is charged with second degree murder in the death of his fiancée, Laura Lee Robertson. The twelve member panel will have to decide whether Leopold intended to kill Robertson or if her death was accidental. Justice Kevin Coady told jurors this morning during his instruction, if Leopold is found not guilty of second degree murder, a lesser charge of manslaughter would be applied. A guilty verdict on the second degree murder charge would carry a penalty of life in prison.

Meeting To Discuss Review Of Hebbville Academy

Parents and students of Hebbville Academy are gathering to talk about their school being up for review. A Town Hall public meeting will be held at 7pm Wednesday night at the school. The meeting will discuss potential changes and how residents can help during the process. The South Shore Regional School Board identified 10 schools for review between February and March. Hebbville's Student Advisory Council is hosting the meeting.

Leopold Trial: Moves Into Hands Of Jury

The fate of a Liverpool man will soon be in the hands of a twelve member jury. Thirty-three year-old Jamie Leopold is facing a charge of second degree murder in the death of his fiancée Laura Lee Robertson. Closing arguments wrapped up yesterday after Leopold's Defence lawyers decided not to call any witness in the Supreme Court trial. Robertson was killed on the night of April 13th, 2011 at an apartment she shared with Leopold in Liverpool. The jury is tasked with the job of determining whether or not Leopold intended to kill Robertson. A second degree murder charge carries a penalty of an automatic life sentence in jail.