The relationship between the Blanchette and Saretzky families could easily have been one of hate and hurt, but relatives have shared incredible gestures of kindness and forgiveness. They two families were central to a triple-murder trial in Lethbridge, Alta., which is now winding down with the jury sequestered to determine the fate of Derek Saretzky, 24, who is accused in the 2015 murders of Terry Blanchette, 27, Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, 2, and Hanne Meketech, 69.
Jurors will soon deliberate the fate of Derek Saretzky, the man accused of three murders in two neighbouring small towns in southern Alberta. Court of Queen's Bench Justice William Tilleman will deliver his final instructions to jurors on how to apply the law to their deliberations. Afterwards, the panel will be sequestered until a verdict is reached, but before that happens two people from the 14-member jury will be randomly selected to be excused. The law only allows for 12 people to deliberate.
After nearly three weeks of evidence, jurors will hear final arguments from the Crown and defence at Derek Saretzky's triple-murder trial on Monday. Prosecutor Photini Papadatou will make her closing submissions first, followed by defence lawyer Patrick Edgerton, in the courtroom in Lethbridge, Alta. Saretzky, 24, who lived in Blairmore, Alta., has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and a charge of performing an indignity to a body.
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