Today at 1pm I will be attending the trial of another individual who committed an unprovoked murder. The system has pretty much predetermined that he will be found NCR (not criminally responsible) I had not heard of this murder, but it happened in May of 2009, in Winnipeg in front of multiple witnesses.
The victim ANGELA, was a lovely 16 yr old aboriginal girl who had just survived bone marrow transplant surgery, and was recovering nicely. Previously, Angela ‘s brother had passed away as he never got strong enough to undergo the same surgery. The Mother of these two beautiful children reached out to me and I am going to offer whatever support I can during what I know is going to be an extremely difficult time of helpless and hopelessness.
When the killer is found Not Criminally Responsible, the record will show a finding of not guilty! We do know someone is responsible for our children no longer being here and we want them to be HELD RESPONSIBLE! The issue of NCR needs to be addressed sooner rather than later!!!
We will update this story later today.
Sincerely Carol de Delley
The Crown and lawyers for a Daniel Munroe of Winnipeg both asked a Manitoba court to declare him not criminally responsible for stabbing 16-year-old Angela Holm to death last year.
Angela Holm was killed in a home on Victor Street in Winnipeg in May 2009.
Daniel Munroe, 19, was charged with second-degree murder in the case, but pleaded not guilty by reason of being not criminally responsible (NCR) due to mental illness.
He is also accused of stabbing the girl’s uncle in the same incident. He survived.
Holm was recovering from surgery for leukemia at the time of the attack.
The defence has conceded Munroe stabbed Holm to death and attacked her uncle.
Both the Crown and Holm’s lawyer asked Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Morris Kaufman to agree to a joint recommendation to declare Munroe not responsible for the murder.
Munroe’s psychiatrist Dr. Giovana Levin testified he suffers from schizophrenia and is being treated with anti-psychotic medications. Levin said Munroe had no understanding of his actions when he attacked Holm and her stepfather.
Munroe has told her he was “the brother of Jesus Christ” and he “needed to save” Holm.
Munroe also said his home was haunted and he heard voices that sometimes threatened his life.
On Thursday afternoon the Judge found Daniel Munroe not guilty.