087 – The Murder of Amber Kirwan (NS)

Episode 087 – On the morning of October 9, 2011, 19-year-old Amber Kirwan failed to show up for an arranged ride home after leaving a local billiards hall in New Glasgow, N.S. After a massive search for almost a month Amber’s body was found in a shallow grave in the nearby village of Heathbell. The man eventually charged and convicted of the crime had a surprising background. Should he have been in the community at all?

Sources:
R. v. Falconer, 2016 NSCA 22 (CanLII) http://canlii.ca/t/gp1bx
Pictou County Advocate – archives
Obituary of Amber Donna Kirwan
Timeline of Events in Amber Kirwan’s murder – Cape Breton Post
Surveillance Video at Dooly’s – The Advocate
Murder of Taxi Driver – Robert Gerald LeBlanc
The song Taxi Phone by Dave Gunning

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