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Toronto senior who killed fellow nursing home resident sentenced to life in prison

The Canadian Press | posted Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017

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A Toronto senior who used his cane to kill a fellow long-term care home resident more than three years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.

Peter Brooks, 76, was found guilty last month of second-degree murder in the death of 72-year-old Jocelyn Dickson.

He was also charged with the attempted murder of another fellow resident, 91-year-old Lourdes Missier, but was found not guilty on that charge.

Homicide Det. Sgt. Wayne Banks called the sentencing a “just decision.”

The judge in her decision “basically said that Mr. Brooks was a dangerous person to society a the time of the offence, he’s a dangerous person to society now,” Banks told a news conference.

“We can’t predict what the future will be but that will be up to the parole board to decide in 10 years’ time,” he said.

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