BATTLEFORD, Sask., Oct 27 (LSN) – Robert Latimer, the father who killed his 12-year-old disabled daughter Tracy in 1993, goes back on trial today charged with second-degree murder. He was tried three years ago on first-degree murder charges and was convicted of second-degree murder.

The Supreme Court ordered a re-trial because of allegations the RCMP, acting on Crown orders, questioned potential jurors in the first trial about their views on euthanasia, abortion and religion. The case pits pro-euthanasia and assisted-suicide advocates against those who value the right to life of the disabled, according to Mel Graham of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities.