82: Domestic Horror – The Murder of Donna Jones (ON)

Episode 082 – On the morning of December 6, 2009, Ottawa paramedics and police responded to what sounded like a frantic 911 call placed by a man at a residence in the Bayshore area. The man was screaming that his wife was not breathing. Upon arriving they found the owner of the home, 33-year-old Donna Jones, deceased on a makeshift mattress on the basement floor. Donna’s injuries and her time of death did not match the story that her husband Mark Peter Hutt was telling. Investigators would uncover a brutal history of abuse and torture ultimately leading to a heinous murder.

WARNING: This podcast includes graphic descriptions of violent domestic abuse and murder.

R. v. Hutt, 2013 ONSC 2267 (CanLII)
CBC – Mark Peter Hutt police interview
Canada.com – Trial Coverage
Canada.com – More Trial Coverage
Psychology Today – How the brain works against abuse victims
Ottawa Citizen – Articles by Chloe Fedio and Andrew Seymour

Domestic Abuse Resources in Canada:
Canada’s Department of Justice
Canada’s Treatment Programs for Men Who Abuse Their Partners

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