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BENJAMIN MARKI SENTENCING SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ON JULY 16,2018 BEFORE HIS HONOUR SUPERIOR COURT JUSTICE TERRENCE PLATANA.

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MARKI WILL BE SENTENCED TO LIFE. THE ONLY THING TO BE DETERMINED IS HIS PAROLE ELIGIBILITY. IT WILL BE MINIMUM 10 YEARS AND MAXIMUM 25 YEARS

The presentence and Gladue report will be presented at that date. Family and friends of Anne Chuchmuch and Wilfred Potts will deliver victim impact statements to the court.

JUSTICE PLATANA WILL MOST LIKELY MAKE A DECISION WITH REASONS AT A LATER DATE.


April 20,2018

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BENJAMIN MARKI FOUND GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES BY JURY.

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

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. MARKI’S GRANDMOTHER WAS OJIBWAY. MARKI HAD PREVIOUS GLADUE REPORT YEARS AGO WHEN HE WAS CONVICTED OF ARMED ROBBERY.

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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 POTT…… I hope this decision brings you some closure and helps to heal some of the pain of losing your loved ones.

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RIP ANNE CHUCHMUCH AND WILFRED POTT

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One Reply to “DOUBLE MURDERER BENJAMIN MARKI TO BE SENTENCED”

  1. James here, as i have said before really the only thing that would bring closure to us is him never seeing the light of day again, and thank you yet again for being so thorough with your account of what went on during the trial!!!

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