In 2010, Lucita Charles was murdered just outside of Weston, on Harding Avenue, near Jane and Lawrence. Charles was the 27-year-old mother of a severely disabled child. She had come from St Lucia to provide a better life for her son, 7, who has cerebral palsy.
The trial of Patrick Kirk Barrett, her boyfriend, began yesterday.
If you despise violence or hypocrisy, stop reading now.
Barrett is alleged to have beaten his girlfriend to death with a hammer when she told him that she did not want to have his baby because she already had her disabled son to care for. After killing her, Barrett is alleged to have rolled her body in a blanket and stabbed a passage from the Bible into her chest.
Yesterday, the jury watched a video of the interrogation of Barrett. He “describes himself as a devout Christian who did missionary work for his church. He said he met Charles at church and hoped to eventually marry her.” According to CTV he tried to plead guilty to manslaughter but was charged with second-degree murder.
Barrett was arrested in Oshawa after a manhunt.