Jury convicts Newfoundland father of first-degree murder of daughter, 5
|CTVnews 15 Mar 2019 at 11:16|
The jury returned with the verdict against Trent Butt, which carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years, on Friday afternoon in provincial supreme court in St. John s, N.L.
No one at the trial disputed that Butt killed his daughter Quinn at his Carbonear, N.L., home in April 2016, before setting the house ablaze.
The jury was asked to decide whether the death was planned and deliberate, which would mean Butt was guilty of first-degree murder, or if he was guilty of a lesser charge.
Butt testified at trial that he did not remember killing Quinn, but said he found himself over her body and concluded he must have suffocated her.