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Mandatory life sentence for 1st-degree murder conviction; 3 years concurrent for arson plea.

Family of Quinn Butt delivered emotional victim impact statements at Supreme Court in St. John’s Tuesday morning, while her father, Trent Butt, was given the mandatory 25-year sentence for first-degree murder. Butt was found guilty in March of the first-degree murder of five-year-old Quinn. Justice Donald Burrage handed down the mandatory life sentence, as [ … ]

Justice for Quinn

Quinn Butt’s mother relieved after Trent Butt guilty of first-degree murder St. John’s, NL — Trent Butt has been found guilty of first-degree murder for killing his five-year-old daughter, Quinn. The jury reached its decision this afternoon at 3:30 after a day of deliberations. The sentence carries a mandatory life sentence, [ … ]

Stepmom Accused of Murdering 4-Year-Old Boy

Last week, Karen Moore received a phone call about her 4-year-old grandson — a call no one ever wants to get. “Mom, he’s on life support. He’s not going to make it,” her daughter said, Moore tells PEOPLE. A 911 call had summoned paramedics to the home of young Benjamin [ … ]

The Telegram, August 2017

I am saddened to read the news of the system, and society, failing yet another child, and consequently enabling the abuse to continue. The specifics may be different, but not the story. I hear this regularly through the ASCA (Adult Survivors of Child Abuse) peer support group in St John’s. [ … ]