This guy is a piece of crap for sure. The crown screwed up so bad. They rushed a case because of the media attention. They had 0 physical evidence, couldnt determine cause of death, no witnesses and messed up the audio recordings. This case wasnt ready to go to trial. They can retry with new evidence and the crown should let the cops work and do it the right way. This guy is a piece of crap but we need evidence in Canada to convict people.
>Part of Cormier's motivation for killing Tina, the Crown argued, was that he wanted to have sex with her before he found out she was under 18, and **he didn't want to be known as a pedophile.**
>>One witness, Ernest DeWolfe, testified that Cormier told him he had sex with Tina. There were also statements made by Cormier in the transcripts of the recordings that the Crown argued were admissions that he had sex with her.
>In one conversation with a woman on July 17, 2015, Cormier said: "15-year-old girl f--k. I drew the line, and that's why she got killed. She got killed, I'll make you a bet. She got killed because we found out, I found out she was 15 years old."
>>In another recording from Sept. 25, 2015, Cormier says, "You ever been haunted by something? What happened there really f--king it's not right. F--k. It's right on the shore. So what do I do? Threw her in.
>"I did Tina, f--kin' supposed to be legal and only 15. (Inaudible) … No going back, too. **The cops said if there would have been DNA, and then probably they would've had enough evidence to charge, you know that, for the murder of Tina Fontaine.**"
A pedophile who became a murderer to hide is tracks is then found not-guilty. This is insane.
>"Every single member of this country and this province is responsible for what's happening here today
With all due respect, 2 words:
I had nothing to do with any of it. That being said I hope the family does find justice and I offer my heart-felt condolences.
Wow. This guy probably did it, but I agree that the evidence was too circumstancial to vote guilty. He seems like a complete douche though, and I wonder if this will be one of those cold cases that suddenly gets solved 10 years later when they're able to use new technology to find forensic evidence.
I hope the family can get proper justice eventually, even if it takes a couple years.
Side Note: Also kind of reminds me of that episode of "Documentary Now!" where an innocent man is so unlikable that everyone automatically falsly assumes he was the murderer, "because, well, just look at him!"
Canada has a rather mysterious case of either missing or murdered indigenous girls. Many of whom have been used to feed drug addictions and become child prostitutes. Just been watching a documentary about this. Very sad but informative.