Family of gay rights activist describe grief, devastation after murder
Crown attorney James Giacomantonio, left, follows David Mahoney, lawyer for Andre Noel Denny, convicted of manslaughter in the death of Raymond Taavel, at Denny's sentencing in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Denny, described as having paranoid schizophrenia in court documents, didn't return from a one-hour unescorted pass from the East Coast Forensic Hospital when the crime took place. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 3:13 pm
HALIFAX — The partner of a prominent gay rights activist beaten to death in Halifax four years ago said he collapsed in grief when police informed him of Raymond Taavel's death, and was in physical pain for months afterwards.
Darren Lewis's victim impact statement was read into the record Monday during a sentencing hearing for Andre Noel Denny in Nova Scotia Supreme Court. Denny pleaded guilty to manslaughter in November.
Monday, February 22, 2016 3:13 pm.