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Second Agreed Statement of Facts in Twitchell Case

Second Agreed Statement of Facts in Twitchell Case

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This is the second agreed statement of facts entered in the first-degree murder trial of Mark Twitchell.
This is the second agreed statement of facts entered in the first-degree murder trial of Mark Twitchell.

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INTHECOURTOFQUEEN"SBENCHOFALBERTAJUDICIALDISTRICTOFEDMONTONBETWEEN:HERMAJESTYTHEQUEEN-and-MarkAndrewTWITCHELL
AGREEDSTATEMENTOFFACTS#2
TheCrownallegesthefollowingfacts,andtheaccused,MarkAndrewTWITCHELL,makesthefollowingadmissionsoffactforthepurposesofdispensingwiththeformalproofthereof:1.Thepolicemaintainedcontrolofthegarageat5712-40AvenuefromthetimethatCst.MaxwellfirstmetMarkTwitchellthereontheeveningofSaturday,October18,2008tothetimethattheforensicexaminationofthegaragewasconcludedonOctober31,2008.Duringthattimeperiod,policemembersweretheonlypeoplewhowereallowedaccesstothegarage.
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CanadianTirereceiptforGV.LG.NIP.
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x2,datedOctober9,2008,isareceiptforthepurchaseoftwo24-inchlongmetalpipes,ofthesametypeastheitempurchasedbyDetectiveMetselaarfromCanadianTireinSeptemberof2009.
 
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Exhibit
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containsareceiptfromMilarmCo.Ltd.,datedSeptember8,2008.Milarmisanarmysurplusstore.ThisreceiptisforthepurchaseofaKA-BARhuntingknifeandsheath-thesametypeofhuntingknifeandsheaththatwasfoundinMarkTwitchell'scaronOctober21,2008andlabeledasNA-2(a).4.ThebonefoundinthebackyardofMarkTwitchell'sparents'houseonOctober31,2008,andlabeledasNA-140wasnotofhumanorigin.5.Themetalpipefoundinthegarageat5712-40AvenueandlabeledasNA-109wastakentotheMedicalExaminer'sofficeforexamination.OnNovember13,2008,scrapingsoftissueweretakenfromtheinsideandoutsideoftheendofthepipethatwasnotwrappedintape.ThesescrapingswerelabeledNA-109(a)andNA-109(b).Dr.GraemeDowling,theChiefMedicalExaminer,conductedamicroscopicexaminationofthosetissuesamples.Thesamplescontainednumeroustinyfragmentsofskin,fat,skeletalmuscle,fibroustissue,andbone.AlthoughDr.Dowlingdeterminedthatthistissuecouldbehumaninorigin,hewasnotabletobecertain.6.OnNovember13,2008,Dr.LowellReimer,aforensicdentistryconsultant,examinedthetoothfragmentthatwasfoundonthefloorofthegarageat5712-40AvenueandlabeledasNA-118.Dr.Reimerdeterminedthatthistoothfragmentwasfromahumanincisortooth.7.OnJune25,2010,Dr.SweetoftheUniversityofBritishColumbiaBureauofLegalDentistry,grounddownthetoothfragment,labeledNA-118,andtheportionofpelvis2
 
bone,labeledNA-167,intofinepowderforthepurposeofpotentialDNAextractionbytheRCMPlaboratory.ThevialofthegroundpowderfromthetoothfragmentwaslabeledNA-118-1,andthevialofthegroundpowderfromthepelvisbonewaslabeledNA-167-1.ThesewerebothsenttotheRCMPlaboratoryforDNAanalysis.8.OnSeptember3,2010,Dr.Sweetalsogrounddownafullincisortooth,labeledNA-170,intofinepowder.ThevialofthegroundpowderfromthistoothwaslabeledNA-170-1.
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wassenttotheRCMPlaboratoryforDNAanalysis.9."Dexter,"asreferredtointhistrial,isapopularbookandtelevisionseriesinwhichthemaincharacter,namedDexterMorgan,worksasablood-spatteranalystwiththeMiamiMetropolitanPoliceDepartment.Dexter'sfatherrecognizedhissontobeasociopathatayoungage.Dexterisalsoaserialkiller,whowastrainedbyhisfather(whobelievedDexter'shomicidalnaturecouldnotbeeliminated)tochoosehisvictimsonmoralgrounds.Theattemptedmoralbasisforhiskillingiscalled"TheCode."Anotherpartof"TheCode"thatDexter'sfatherurgedwastheimportanceofappearingnormaltotheoutsideworld.Simplehumanacts(likesmilingforpicturesandactingsadduringfunerals)donotcomenaturallytoDexter.DexterMorganusesdistantlocationsforhiskillingstotakeplaceandgoestogreatlengthstodisposeofallevidenceofhiscrimes.Theroomsheusesarecoveredinplastic.HefrequentlydismembersthebodiesofthedeceasedandusuallydisposesoftheremainsbythrowingthemoverboardfromhisboatintotheBay.Dexter's"DarkPassenger"ismoreheavilyreferredtointhebooks,andisbothhisalter-egoandhisdesiretokill(e.g.hewillrefertohimselfas"we"whenheis3

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