Questions remain about how a four-year-old boy became the victim of a murder-suicide in P.E.I. earlier this year, says Independent MLA Olive Crane.
During question period in the legislature Thursday, Crane called on government to appoint a retired judge to review the case.
She noted this was done with the Rehtaeh Parsons case in Nova Scotia when questions and concerns emerged about that case.
“The bottom that I am trying to get to for so many people is, how do we find out what went wrong, and how do we make sure it never happens again?” Crane said.
Last June, Trish Hennessey and her four-year-old son Nash Campbell were found dead in the back seat of a torched vehicle in St. Felix, near Tignish.
After an 11-week investigation, autopsy and toxicology tests, together with information gathered from a criminal investigation, RCMP determined
Hennessey murdered her son and killed herself.
Tests also found both mother and son had ingested sedative prescription drugs prior to their deaths and that the fire was set from somewhere inside the vehicle.
A close friend of Hennessey told The Guardian in June that Hennessey had lost custody of Nash in family court just hours before they were both found dead.
This has raised questions about whether an inquest should be held into the boy’s death.
Justice Minister Janice Sherry pointed out the provincial corner’s office is still investigating this case.
As such she would not address any specifics. But she did say, generally, if any coroner’s…