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NO REAL NOTICEABLE EXPRESSION BY MARKI UPON LEARNING OF GUILTY VERDICTS EXCEPT FOR APPEARING A BIT SULLEN OR SOMBER

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BENJAMIN RONALD MARKI TO BE SENTENCED AT LATER DATE TO LIFE IN PRISON.

PAROLE ELIGIBILITY TO BE DECIDED AT LATER DATE BY JUSTICE TERRENCE PLATANA.

JURY RECOMMENDATION FOR PAROLE

  • 8 jurors have no recommendation.
  • 1 juror recommends 10 years
  • 1 juror recommends 12 years
  • 2 jurors recommend 25 years.

A SEPARATE GLADUE REPORT IS BEING ORDERED BY DEFENCE. MARKIโ€™S GRANDMOTHER WAS OJIBWAY. MARKI HAD PREVIOUS GLADUE REPORT YEARS AGO WHEN HE WAS CONVICTED OF ARMED ROBBERY.

A PRESENTENCE REPORT IS BEING REQUESTED BY THE CROWN ATTORNEY.

NEXT COURT DATE IS MAY 28,2018 @1 pm for sentencing submissions.

GREAT JOB BY THUNDER BAY POLICE INVESTIGATION TEAM LED BY DAVE TINNES. GREAT WORK BY THE CROWN, DEFENCE AND COURT STAFF.

IT TAKES A LOT OF EFFORT BY A LOT OF PEOPLE TO MAKE A JURY TRIAL HAPPEN.

GOOD JOB EVERYONE.

TO THE FAMILY OF ANNE CHUCHMUCH AND WILFRED POTTโ€ฆโ€ฆ I hope this decision brings you some closure and helps to heal some of the pain of losing your loved ones.

RIP ANNE CHUCHMUCH AND WILFRED POTT

From The Desk of Thunder Bay Courthouse โ€“ Inside Edition

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