Friday, February 9, 2024

The Story of Lionel Desmond (Nova Scotia Familicide by a Canadian veteran with severe PTSD)


Canada military veterans mental health PTSD Nova Scotia Afghanistan Lionel Desmond inquiry

On Jan. 3, 2017, Afghanistan war veteran Lionel Desmond bought a semi-automatic rifle, dressed himself in camo, and snuck through the woods to his family home. 

Inside he shot his mother, his wife, and his 10-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself. 

The factors that led to this horrific outcome, and the red flags missed/ignored along the way were the topics of a public inquiry that has just concluded. 

In this episode a sort of eclipse in storytelling and case analysis will occur as co-host of the Sunday Night Show series, Adam Rodgers, served as the deceased Lionel Desmond's legal representative in the inquiry.

Using insight gained through the inquiry, Adam Rodgers will walk Paul Palango and I through the story of Lionel Desmond, the deaths of Lionel and his family, the search for accountability, and where we are at today.

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