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Family of gay rights activist describe grief, devastation after murder

Taavel's family describes grief, devastation

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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.

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