Murder pre-trial at Pembroke Superior Court

PEMBROKE – The person accused of murdering Anastasia Kuzyk, Nathalie Warmerdam and Carol Culleton on September 22, 2015 appeared in Pembroke court for a pre-trial hearing before Justice Lynn Ratushny on June 13.

Outside the court, traffic showed support for the women who hold vigil for Anastasia Kuzyk, Nathalie Warmerdam, Carol Culleton and all women who suffer violence each time the accused appears in court.

“It’s amazing that so many women continue to come out to show solidarity with the women who were murdered and for women who experience violence everyday,” said JoAnne Brooks, director of the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre.

“I think it is encouraging that people are not forgetting, the public is not forgetting, they are honking, they are putting thumbs up and showing signs of support so Nathalie, Carol and Anastasia are remembered as are all women who experience violence,” said Brooks.

“We also thought we would bring a pride flag today in honour of the events in Orlando over the weekend. We know the LGBT folks in our community live in oppression and so we are showing solidarity for them today,” said Brooks.

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