Tuesday , October 4 2022

The Jury trial in Downey is hearing incredible details discovered during autopsy


** Warning: A story containing details that many viewers may find disturbing **

The trial of Edward Downey, who was accused of murdering the mother of Calgary and a young girl, continued on Monday with graphic evidence presented by a medical examiner.

Dr Bamidele Adeagbo, an expert in forensic pathology, presented the findings of July 2016 autopsies, Sara Baillie and Baillie, Taliyah Marsman, five-year-old, during the Monday court cases.

According to Adeagbo, Baillie died as a result of a neck and harassment compression, and X-ray confirmed that the hypocrite on the front of her throat had to break in a way that was a sign of a powerful injury. Petechiae, burst blood vessels, was observed around a 34-year-old face and body.

A duct tape had wrapped around Baillie's face and neck about five times. Crown Prosecutor, Carla MacPhail, asked the medical examiner if someone could breathe through a duct tape and Adeagbo said he was not. "That's a way of deceiving someone.

Adeagbo says Baillie has had muscular hemorrhage in the area near her upper belt. When asked if a powerful blast for the stomach area could cause that type of injury, Adeagbo agreed with the suggestion.

Baillie was found to have stuffed in a laundry hamper in a bedroom closet from a basement room at the Panorama Mountains in July 11, 2016.

The autopsy into Taliyah Marsman was determined to have died of asphyxiation which could result in damage and entertainment. The young girl had clusters of her neck cuts and her body was found in a rural area outside of Calgary.

Adeagbo's evidence is expected to continue on Tuesday.

Edward Downey, 48, faces first degree murder charges in connection with the deaths of Baillie and Marsman.

According to the Government of Alberta, counseling is available to all jurors free to help with the potential impact of evidence and trial transactions.

"Our concern is if the joker's emotional health, and offers help if they need it," said the Justice and Solicitor General's office in a statement. "The Juror Support and Assistance Program was created to help ensure that jurors who have been affected by test evidence and what happens in the jury room can get counseling if necessary. The four sessions can be used advise in a person who is offered free of charge either during the trial or after it comes to the conclusion. "

With files from CTV's Ina Sidhu

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