Judge to sentence Newfoundland man who killed five-year-old daughter to make estranged wife suffer
|Toronto Star 23 Apr 2019 at 08:39|
ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—A Newfoundland man who killed his five-year-old daughter in what the Crown said was a calculated plan to inflict suffering on his estranged wife will be sentenced today.
A jury convicted Trent Butt of first-degree murder in March in the death of his daughter Quinn.
The conviction carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
A provincial Supreme Court justice is expected to deliver the details of Butt’s sentence on Tuesday morning.
The emotionally charged trial captured the province’s attention, as disturbing evidence from the case was laid out for jurors, relatives and other onlookers.
Butt testified at trial that he did not remember killing Quinn, saying he found himself over her body and concluded he must have suffocated her.
The Crown had argued that Butt, 40, killed Quinn in 2016 to inflict suffering on his estranged wife, Andrea Gosse.