Tracy Latimer Case

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On October 24th 1993, Saskatchewan wheat farmer, Robert Latimer placed his severely cerebral palsied daughter Tracy into the cab of his pickup truck, ran a hose from the exhaust pipe and ended her young life by carbon monoxide poisoning. Was this an act of murder as decided by the courts? Or, the loving, compassionate actions of a father who only wished to end the life-long suffering of his helpless and pain-ridden daughter? Court records indicated that “it is undisputed that Tracy was in constant pain”, she suffered from severe mental/physical disabilities, and could not walk or talk. Tracy also suffered for months with a dislocated hip and could not take any painkillers due to her anti-seizure medication. She endured numerous surgeries over

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