Disrobe the judge! Justice Joanne Veit! Allowed Baby Killer to go free!

Katrina Effert, Alberta child killer

Katrina Effert, Alberta child killer








Dear Canadian Judicial Counsel, Prime Minister and Federal Justice Minister of Canada,

Please accept this as my strong complaint against an Alberta judge, Justice Joanne Veit,who condoned child murder and set a murderer free with a suspended sentence.

In this case the defense counsel is even asking for no jail time for tossing the  dead baby over the fence.
This judge also overturned a jury’s conviction of murder against Katrina Effert. Is this legal?
Is this because she is female? Is there prejudice here?
This is an outrageous  act of criminal negligence by the incompetent and ridiculous judiciary in Canada.
Have you ever heard of Casey Anthony? She was charged with murder in the first degree, which
carries the death penalty in Florida for killing her child. The jury came back with a not guilty verdict.
She is now the most hated person in America. The people want justice. The court had no alternative
but to let her go free. The jury’s verdict stands.
We want justice too! This woman Katrina Effert, killed her baby and she deserves a guilty conviction
with all the penalties that goes with it.
Giving birth is not a reason to kill a baby. It’s no excuse.
Shame on this country! We want a retrial and we want justice now.
Speeding tickets and weed will get one more jail time than child murder!
Convict this judge!
Connie Brauer

Infanticide conviction nets Alberta woman suspended sentence – Edmonton – CBC News

Infanticide conviction nets Alberta woman suspended sentence – Edmonton – CBC News.

Posted: Sep 9, 2011 2:23 PM MT

Last Updated: Sep 9, 2011 8:48 PM MT

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Katrina Effert is led out of the Edmonton Law Courts Friday by her father. Katrina Effert is led out of the Edmonton Law Courts Friday by her father. (CBC)

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The Wetaskiwin, Alta., woman convicted of infanticide for killing her newborn son, was given a three-year suspended sentence Friday by an Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench judge.

Katrina Effert was 19 on April 13, 2005, when she secretly gave birth in her parents’ home, strangled the baby boy with her underwear and threw the body over a fence into a neighbour’s yard.

She silently wept as Justice Joanne Veit outlined the reasons for the suspended sentence. Effert will have to abide by conditions for the next three years but she won’t spend time behind bars for strangling her newborn son.

In her judgment, the judge rejected arguments from the Crown that the single father and the grandparent also face “the same stresses of the mind” as a mother who kills her own baby.

The fact that Canada has no abortion laws reflects that “while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childrbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support,” she writes.

The judge noted that infanticide laws and sentencing guidelines were not altered when the government made many changes to the Criminal Code in 2005, which she says shows that Canadians view the law as a “fair compromise of all the interests involved.”

“Naturally, Canadians are grieved by an infant’s death, especially at the hands of the infant’s mother, but Canadians also grieve for the mother.”

Appeal court overturned jury’s decision

Next week, the court will hear arguments on a remaining issue from Effert’s long legal battle: the 16 days of jail time she still must serve for throwing her baby’s body over the fence.

Her lawyer, Peter Royal, asked the court to do away with the penalty or allow her to serve the time on weekends. It was “unjust” and “almost mean to incarcerate her” at this point, he argued.

Effert was allowed to walk out of court, but she covered her head with a jacket to avoid cameras and quickly ducked into a waiting vehicle.

Two years ago, for the second time, a jury found Effert guilty of second-degree murder, but last May the province’s highest court decided the jury made a mistake.

In a rare move, the Alberta Court of Appeal overturned the conviction, replacing it with the lesser one of infanticide.

The appeal court said Effert should have been given the benefit of the doubt based on psychiatric evidence.