SASKATOON, Dec 22 (LSN) – Robert Latimer, convicted of gassing his 12-year-old daughter Tracy, is free on a $10,000 recognizance bail. Latimer has decided to appeal the two-year sentence he received for the killing. Mark Brayford, Latimer’s lawyer, charged that Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Ted Noble “erred in law in not charging the jury that they could find that Robert Latimer had the legal right to decide to commit suicide for his daughter by virtue of he and his wife being her surrogate decision makers.”“The sentence imposed by the learned trial justice is greater than is warranted or necessary, considering the facts of the case and the accused’s background,” he said.
On Wednesday of last week, the Crown announced that it would appeal the two-year sentence. Legal wrangling in the case could carry on for months or even years if the case ended up going back to the Supreme Court.