David Folker found guilty of second-degree murder in death of Ann Marie Shirran

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Jury delivered verdict this afternoon at Newfoundland Supreme Court

David Folker has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the July 18, 2010 death of his girlfriend, Ann Marie Shirran.

The eight woman, four man jury returned the verdict late this afternoon in Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s before a packed courtroom.

Family members were sobbing after the verdict.

Jon Baggs, the father of Ann Marie Shirran, said the family always saw through Folker’s lies and said that when they lock him in prison, they should throw away the key.

Second-degree murder comes with an automatic life sentence with no eligibility to apply for parole for a minimum of 10 years. That minimun number of years can be raised, depending on what Justice Wayne Dymond decides.

The jury has made a recommendation on a minimum number of years Folker should serve before being eligible to apply for parole. However, that recommendation will be sealed until a sentencing hearing set for early December.

Dymond will decide on the minimum number following arguments by Crown and defence lawyers.

Folker, who will soon turn 43, was also found guilty of a charge of interfering with a dead body.

Folker dumped Shirran’s body in a wooded area near Cappahayden and disposed of her personal items in the woods of Blackhead Road in St. John's.

(More details in Saturday's Telegram print edition and on The Telegram website).

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(Earlier story)

David Folker has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the July 18, 2010 death of his girlfriend, Ann Marie Shirran.

The eight woman, four man jury returned the verdict late this afternoon in Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s.

 

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(Earlier story)

Jury reaches verdict in David Folker murder trial

 Will return to court at 5:15 p.m. to deliver verdict

The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of suspected murderer David Folker.

The eight women and four men will be back in the courtroom at Newfoundland Supreme Court about 5:15 p.m. to announce the verdict.

Justice Wayne Dymond is presiding over the trial.

Folker, who will soon turn 43, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ann Marie Shirran on July 18, 2010 and interfering with a dead body.

 

 

 

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  • Amy
    November 08, 2013 - 16:56

    Thank you lord