Wesley J. Smith: Robert Latimer, Who Murdered His Disabled Daughter, Wants Pardon

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(NRO) – In 1993, while most of his family was away at church, Robert Latimer took his twelve-year-old daughter Tracy, disabled by cerebral palsy, out to the barn.

He put her in his truck, turned on the engine, closed the door, and waited for his daughter to asphyxiate.

He was convicted of second-degree murder — in itself a travesty, as the crime was clearly premeditated — and did more than ten years.

Now out on parole, he wants a pardon or a retrial because — get this — Tracy should have died from unintentional side effects of pain-control drugs instead of a “merciful” overdose of carbon monoxide. CONTINUE