F.A.C.T. Information: Hadley Coroner Inquest
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F.A.C.T. is one of the first parents groups to seek standing at a Coroners Inquest. Although we have been seeking an inquest into some of the many suicides directly brought about by the court system in Canada, the only case that came up was a murder-suicide that occurred in Pickering in June, 2000. This inquest was established to investigate the deaths of both Ralph Hadley and Gillian Hadley. Neither party was a member of FACT nor had ever approached FACT, to the best of our knowledge, but the story is a pretty typical story that went tragically bad.

F.A.C.T. did get standing. You can read (PDF format) the fax of our acceptance, which outlines some of what we wanted to discuss. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first such group to do so in Canada. We are the only group not being paid to be there. Attendance does cost in terms of materials (financial donations are always greatly appreciated) and time (help there appreciated too).

A number of people did ask about getting standing. One needs, it appears, to be a recognised, structured group with attendant legal structure (F.A.C.T. is a Canadian non-profit corporation) of some history, plus you need to show expertise and interest. It appears that you need legal counsel too. The letter from the Corner goes into a bit more detail about the areas of interest. An affidavit on behalf of one of the executive of the group is presented, and the counsel has a chance to talk about the group. F.A.C.T. was subject to a lot of questioning.

It would be ignorant or biased to present this as an inquest solely into the death of Gillian Hadley. However, this is an inquest into two deaths, not one. As with Andrea Yates in Texas, the issue is not only innocents who die. Some of the media are working hard to put a particular spin on their "unbiased" reporting.

This inquest is dealing with issues of male batterers (although Ralph Hadley was not a batterer) and of multiple violations of restraining orders. The original peace bond came from a case of supposed child abuse when the Crown decided to withdraw the charge. The issues will be those that actually cost Ralph and Gillian dearly -- their marriage, their lives. The cascade of orders from the violation of this one peace bond simply built problems. Merely answering the telephone, putting a foot outside the door, or going to the Eaton's Centre would cause the violation of each one, and create even more orders. What impact do you think this would have on the people affected?

The material in this section is upsetting. If you are going through a divorce or separation, if you are feeling the unreality of the system, if you have multiple orders that may be impossible to comply with thrown at you from all levels of courts and the police, and if you find yourself without an anchor in a way that no-one understands, then do consider stopping reading at the end of this paragraph. You are not alone. Most of the members of FACT have felt precisely the feelings outlined below. Come to a meeting or find a meeting of a group like FACT in your area. You can get through this time, and you children will only be poorer if you do not try. Death is not the answer. Find people to talk to, really talk to, people who really understand because they have been there too. Your dark side is powerful -- one that can allow a parent to force a 5 year old kicking and screaming under the water in a bathtub as did Andrea Yates. It should not cost lives, and it should not deprive your child of you.

An inquest does not look for guilt. An inquest looks into the manner and circumstances of a death. It is supposed to be a seeking of truth, and letting the community know of the circumstances of an unusual death. This inquest has been doing so, and one can only give kudos to the coroner, Dr. Bonita Porter, for this. Eventually, the jury will decide on recommendations to be made that will be communicated to the legislators to assist in correcting the issues that cause these deaths.

This is a copy of the transcript of Ralph Hadley's "Last Will and Testament" as he outlines what and why he is doing what he did. It is an image in PDF format from the material distributed by the Crown. Seemingly you will need at least Acrobat 4.0 to read the transcript. This message was delivered on a tape in Hadley's voice. It was a voice drained of emotion to the point of sounding almost serene, delivered in a wrenching monotone. Many of the people who heard the tape, and who have some knowledge of psychology, felt that the psychosis -- perhaps from a deep depression -- was obvious on this tape.

As well, only evidence released in the inquest can be discussed in terms of the inquest. Due to some confusion as to the order of events that took place, we have constructed a time line of certain of the important events introduced.

The jury's recommendations can be read here in PDF format. We will be putting together information on the what was presented to the jurors, and what was not permitted.


News Coverage of the Hadley Inquest

Men challenge 'bible' of violence against women
Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
A five part series by David Brown.
Burying the ghosts of a violent past
Wednesday, December 5, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
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'I learned it's a system that doesn't listen'
Thursday, December 6, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
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Turning domestic violence into a religion
Friday, December 7, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
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Cult of the domestic-violence industry
Saturday, December 8, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
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Recommendation 53: Electronic shackles
Saturday, February 16, 2002, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
A look at the recommendations from someone who read them.
This time, listen
Sunday, February 10, 2002, Editorial, Toronto Star
Star call for action. As usual they got some of it very wrong -- Ralph Hadley until the murder-suicide was only charged with breaching one order with respect to Gillian Hadley. The other "breachs" were related to the unsubstantiated and withdrawn charges -- the entrapment of the system.
Case spurs shelter plan
Saturday, February 9, 2002, Peter Small, Toronto Star
The cop who plays light with the truth, gets her money -- and a second job.
Jury speaks on murder-suicide
Sunday, February 10, 2002, Stephen Shaw, Ajax News Advertiser
Jury calls for protection of women
Saturday, February 9, 2002, Gay Abbate, The Globe and Mail
Inquest jury calls for tough bail conditions
Saturday, February 9, 2002, Gavin Mackenzie, National Post
Tighter bail, new shelters urged by Hadley jurors
Saturday, February 9, 2002, Peter Small, Toronto Star
Hadley jury urges action on domestic violence
Friday, February 8, 2002, James McCarten, Toronto Star
Reports on the jury recommendations -- which is a record of how these people see the future of relationships in this province, and less a look at this murder-suicide. Lots of money for all the parties with their hands out has been recommended here.
Bail changes suggested at inquest
Saturday, January 26, 2002, Peter Small, Toronto Star
Comments temporarily unavailable. The 24th and the 25th were the days that recommendations were presented. Note the media coverage of the murder-suicide.
No price tag on safety of women, inquest told
Saturday, January 26, 2002, Gay Abbate, The Globe and Mail
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Hadley inquest in jury's hands
Saturday, January 26, 2002, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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More protection for women urged at inquest
Friday, January 25, 2002, Toronto Star
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Hadley jury urged to limit costs
Friday, January 25, 2002, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Keep ideas simple, inquest told
Friday, January 25, 2002, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Abused women lack housing, jury told
Friday, January 25, 2002, Gay Abbate, The Globe and Mail
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Hadley showed all the signs of `lethality'
Friday, January 18, 2002, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Hadley did not 'snap'
Friday, January 18, 2002, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
Comments temporarily unavailable. Check the expertise.
Advocate urged for abused women
Thursday, January 17, 2002, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Jurors given tragic replay
Thursday, January 17, 2002, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Abuse drives women to shelters, probe told
Wednesday, January 16, 2002, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Pair try to explain away Hadley murder
Sunday, January 13, 2002, Michele Landsberg, Toronto Star
Hmmm....the Nelson-Mandela fund-raising gate crasher (with no contribution) takes offense at FACT having an invitation to a party. Well she tries to crash again. When adults and children revert to personal invective and obfuscation, instead of a reasoned argument, they often believe that a rational person would not reach the conclusions they desire. Maybe, Ms. Landsberg, it is time to move on to ensuring that the children are not robbed of one, or both, parents due to murder, due to suicide, or due to governmental processes. PS. Note how much panic the truth and an excellent criminal lawyer like Walter Fox brings to this writer. I can't think of a better endorsement of Mr. Fox than this. We thought so too, Ms. Landsberg. By the way, what Mr. Fox said, before the creative editing of Ms. Landsberg was: "To me, feminism unfortunately has come to take on the same kind of structure and shape that McCarthyism took. The print media has an influence in the courts, and it will seek some area in the courts to establish itself. The current form of feminism is really a replay or a repetition of the side that lost the Second World War. We're sort of refighting that ideology in a different form. I don't want to equate feminism with Nazism —— obviously it's more palatable —— but when feminism goes, that structure, that way of approaching things, those ideas, that kind of ideological construct, God knows what it will be filled with. It's that approach to things that we have to attack, not the content itself." And there is Ms. Landsberg, true to her form —— personal attack without the content or context —— and common to political movements that did not have the moral suasion.
Doctor testifies Hadley 'snapped' weeks before murder
Friday, January 11, 2002, Ajax News Advertiser
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Hadley `snapped' from stress, MD says
Wednesday, January 9, 2002, Peter Small, Toronto Star
Good article to read. Please note again: no-one saw either Jim Coyle or Michele Landsberg there.
Killer in control: Doc
Wednesday, January 9, 2002, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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New court may ease pressures
Thursday, December 20, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Not a crime of passion
Wednesday, December 19, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Hadley's behaviour unpredictable
Wednesday, December 19, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Hadleys bear weight of son's world
Saturday, December 15, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Hadley children expected to bear scars, expert says
Friday, December 14, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Hi-tech bracelet can't prevent crime
Thursday, December 13, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Abusers face electronic monitors
Thursday, December 13, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Don't let accused abusers free: Expert
Wednesday, December 12, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
"Spousal abusers should be 'contained' and given mandatory counselling even before they have been convicted of a crime...'We would like to see the abuser in some kind of containment space ... not running loose in the community,' Deborah Sinclair... 'The key is keeping the abuser off the street and getting access to intervention until they get it...'"
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Domestic videos aid cops
Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Social services don't collaborate, inquest hears
Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Controlling behaviour easy enough to spot
Saturday, December 8, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Killer depressed
Thursday, December 6, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Hadley added anxiety to abuse
Thursday, December 6, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Ralph Hadley gave doctor no clue of his plans
Wednesday, December 5, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Ending a tragic refrain
Wednesday, December 5, 2001, Kerry Gillespie, Toronto Star
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Victim didn't do paperwork: Inquest
Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Brian Gary, Toronto Sun
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Means exist to avert Hadley tales
Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Hadley took jewelry, papers, inquest told
Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Hadley 'upset' by abuse rap
Saturday, December 1, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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`Distant' Hadley didn't offer wife comfort
Saturday, December 1, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Stepdaughter feared Hadley
Friday, November 30, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Tot feared Hadley
Friday, November 30, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Hadley couldn't be judged by his cover
Thursday, November 29, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Worker never saw Hadley as a killer
Thursday, November 29, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Killer: 'I'm victim'
Thursday, November 29, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Ralph Hadley's temper scary, lawyer testifies
Wednesday, November 28, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
Comments temporarily unavailable. A good one to read.
Hadley rage 'frightening'
Wednesday, November 28, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Hadley's lawyer silent
Tuesday, November 27, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Warning not relevant: Crown
Tuesday, November 27, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Help wasn't just a call away for Gillian Hadley
Tuesday, November 27, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Battered women calling for help
Monday, November 26, 2001, Trish Crawford, Toronto Star
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Crown eyed jail for Hadley
Saturday, November 24, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Hadley tragedy increases vigilance
Saturday, November 24, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Crown didn't think Hadley would kill
Friday, November 23, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Hadley a `low risk'
Friday, November 23, 2001, Toronto Sun
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Hadley's bail `stringent' but still not enough
Thursday, November 22, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Hadley worried Crown: Inquest
Thursday, November 22, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Mother guaranteed surveillance of son
Thursday, November 22, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Into the spotlight
Wednesday, November 21, 2001, Keith Gilligan, Ajax News Advertiser
Constable Carter makes up new facts for the case. The Hadleys were not separated when Gillian Hadley started her affair, and were not separated when Ralph discovered them together. The next day the Durham Regional Police revoked their marriage with an "officer's recognisance".
Group's ravings disturbing, dangerous
Tuesday, November 20, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
A courageous Mr. Coyle seemingly opens the debate. I would like to note that the "temporarily unavailable" status had nothing to do with Mr. Coyle, but our desire to ensure that we keep to the protocol for the inquest. A response is being prepared to this article. We still don't agree with everything the dangerous Landsberg wannabe says, but I I doubt that even he expected that we would. However, the Star will suppress all discussion of the issues, except Mr. Coyle's so there will be no fairness at that paper.
In the eyes of an abuser, a woman is his property
Thursday, November 15, 2001, Rachel Giese, Toronto Star
What the....oops, it says Hadley: Comments temporarily unavailable.
Child knew mom slain
Wednesday, November 14, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Victim taken off priority list
Wednesday, November 14, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Probing human failure
Tuesday, November 13, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Constable fights lonely, thankless battle
Saturday, November 10, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Cop tried her best to help out Gillian
Thursday, November 8, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
Officer saw risk to Gillian Hadley
Thursday, November 8, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Officer felt husband would kill
Thursday, November 8, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
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Cop: Victim 'not in jeopardy'
Wednesday, November 7, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Releasing Hadley `right thing to do,' inquest jury told
Wednesday, November 7, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
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Cop: Victim 'not in jeopardy'
Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Hadleys' problems aired with co-workers
Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
Hadleys a tale for trash TV
Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Woman's story snuffed out by husband
Sunday, November 4, 2001, Michelle Landsberg, Toronto Star
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`Kindness' of informants stoked Hadley's rage
Saturday, November 3, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Hadley's sister feared the worst
Friday, November 2, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
The stress and the depression of Ralph Hadley comes through. This depression resulted in 2 deaths -- totally wrong and totally inappropriate. How do we stop these things from happening? In the mean time, we now know their son Chase has two sets of loving parents, relatives, and will undoubtedly do well.
Jail time scared Hadley: Mother
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
Poignant recognition of the lack of support for Ralph to defuse his depression is again ignored by the Sun. One really wonders if you are reading the Star.
Hadley marriage a recipe for trouble
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
Hmmm...again not there, but certainly wants to pontificate in his ignorance. Coyle missed mentionning a couple of things. The increased inability to work was not untypical of depression. The "rights" that the CAS worker discounted were life, liberty, justice, access to his children, etc. -- but the Star's editorial position has usually been that men do not have any of these rights any ways. Undoubtedly Coyle is back in his box too.
Couple's families worried about marriage, inquest told
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
Star documents the spiral into depression. Ralph was not a normal man in a normal state of mind.
Inquest told of murder threats
Wednesday, October 31, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
...and all were discounted. Just like the false accusations and other lines in this case -- .
Relatives monitored woman
Wednesday, October 31, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
While first it was Ralph who asked, Baines stopped until Ralph's divorce lawyer asked him to track again. Baines also tracked the compliance of Gillian with the house agreements, and the instances of leaving the dogs whose pee on the floor would leak into the basement.
Friend: Woman aware of peril
Tuesday, October 30, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
Nicely has a different story than she told Heather Bird (see below).
Gillian was rejected after abuse, pal says
Tuesday, October 30, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
Kimberly Nicely was a friend? Well she was there, she arranged the breaking of restraining orders with impunity, and she stoked Gillian -- and seems to have run her life. Read below and see how her message changes as the interest increases.
Hadley's other victims face many torments
Tuesday, October 30, 2001, Jim Coyne, Toronto Star
" Jim Coynes, who no-one saw at the inquest says: "How does a man imagine the day will unfold when he sets out to tackle a to-do list that includes the murder of his wife and his own suicide?" Maybe you should read his message, and maybe you should look at the tenuous grasp, in any, he had on reality. However, there were other victims. Even the heroes of the day -- John Wallace and Nowell Gordon -- have been victims of this. May we all heal.
Neighbours describe fight for Gillian
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Peter Small, The Toronto Star
Doomed wife lost struggle: Inquest
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
Missing is John Wallace's impassioned plea for support services for men as well as women and recognition of the need for both parents to be involved with their children. I wonder how the papers missed including that.
A crime of self-pity, not passion
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Jim Coyle, The Toronto Star
Wow, what was clearly a tape that indicated how far Ralph Hadley had become from reality is dismissed as not being passion. That is true...all emotion was out of that tape. I wonder if the circumstances of women who kill such as Andrea Yates (who did not suicide), Jasotha Mahendriran and Solange Beaupré (each of whom apparently attempted suicide unsuccessfully) and the Dr. Killinger-Johnson (who did suicide as well) also meet his criteria for "self pity."
Officer went to wrong address
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Peter Small, The Toronto Star
Murder-suicide inquest hears of police error
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Hmmm....error didn't appear to make a difference. It was all over by the time the cops were close, a long time before they would have stormed the house.
A killer's last chilling message
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Peter Small, The Toronto Star
Shot wife to save son, taped note contends
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, London Free Press
A voice from the grave
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
Man killed wife to "save" son: suicide note
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, The Toronto Star
Transcript of Ralph Hadley's taped will
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Toronto Star
If you are going through the frustrations of divorce, I would strongly recommend that you consider skipping this. If you feel that darkness, come to a FACT meeting or go to a similar group if there is one is your area instead. Most of us have felt his anguish. There are better ways to deal with it. The torture of Ralph's soul is quite apparent here. The destruction of his humanity and, possibly, his sanity is outlined. The copy from the evidence binder has been posted on the FACT site.
Hadley likely had more than murder on his mind
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Peter Small, The Toronto Star
Once must wonder whether the innuendo is the result of other people having something more on their minds. As for Ralph's, we will never know.
No simple answers to complex murder
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Christie understands, even though only Jaffe's presentation had been made. Jaffe's paper which dealt with repetitive batterring and fear -- not what has been seen to be the case here -- is made irrelevant because things ARE more complex, and different.
Pickering, Ont., man's suicide note says he killed wife to 'save' son
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Nancy Carr, canada.com
Suicide note says wife killed to save son
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Nancy Carr, canada.com
Ralph Hadley's "last will and testament" is on the site in the Hadley section.
Domestic homicide predictable: lawyer
Monday, October 22, 2001, canada.com
A rather biased speech from a position of extremism. As the facts come out, the differences will be seen, but the push to place things into this particular political theology will undoubtedly continue.
System's best wasn't enough
Friday, October 19, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
Not unsurprisingly, misses the facts. However, Bird is quite clear that Gillian Hadley did not fear Ralph Hadley -- who we know did not assault her repeatedly. Ralph was not a "batterer" even if Bird has forgotten the prior news articles and made assumptions instead.


Old News Coverage of the Hadley Inquest


Inquest called into Pickering tragedy
Friday, June 30, 2000, Timothy Appleby, The Globe and Mail
Inquest called in Hadley case
Friday, June 30, 2000, Stan Josey, Toronto Star
A bad call on my part previously. This inquest has finally gotten under way and some real information is coming out. A good sign.
Case weak against Hadley: Crown
Wednesday, June 28, 2000,
Wow, the Star almost admitting that the accusations were false, and that the restraining orders that Hadley was destroyed were issued without a lot of thought on what they do to real people. Destroyed people, often beome insane people.
Spinning the spousal abuse story
Tuesday, June 27, 2000, Donna Laframboise, National Post
Excellent comments by Donna Laframboise on the reality of this case.
Centre offers refuge for victims of abuse
Monday, June 26, 2000, Bob Mitchell, Toronto Star
But not for the abuse that either Gillian or Ralph Hadley suffered....no shelters, no centres involved
Murdered woman mourned
Sunday, June 25, 2000, Katherine Harding, Toronto Star
Male domestic violence too often bred in the bone
Saturday, June 24, 2000, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
Some of the most ignorant and biased claptrap I have read in a long time. Of course, in terms of his definition of abuse, this is abuse so maybe this article is too. As long as the definitions are played, the problems occur.
Pre-emptive protection
Friday, June 23, 2000, Chris Pople, Letter to the Editor of The Globe and Mail
One reader points out the Globe's purposeful bias and misinformation -- the sin of omission.
Killer didn't want wife raising son
Friday, June 23, 2000, Mark Gollom, National Post
Suicide letter shows concern for one-year-old boy
Suicide note lays bare killer's intent
Friday, June 23, 2000, Renée Huang, The Globe and Mail
Husband's suicide note spelled out death plan
Friday, June 23, 2000, Stan Josey and Jim Rankin, Toronto Star
The sad thing, is his reasoning was likely correct is still wrong. It wouldn't matter how bad a mother she was, how much she was going to mess up these children, the courts and the legislators would have cut Ralph Hadley off, and given Gillian a totally free hand with his child. However, it is never worth leaving this child as an orphan, that is definitely the more damaging option.
Having faith in the system let Gillian down badly
Friday, June 23, 2000, Rebecca Eckler, National Post
Some more pish.
Court order did not put end to beatings before murder
Thursday, June 22, 2000, Mark Gollom and Desmond Brown, National Post
What beatings? It appears that the authors are talking about a different case.
`The judicial system let wife down'
Thursday, June 22, 2000, Hamida Ghafour, Jennifer Quinn and Stan Josey, Toronto Star
Yep, after taking his children, his home, his assets, his dignity, his sanity....they didn't put him in a cage. That was a mistake.
Little has changed for victims of abuse
Thursday, June 22, 2000, Rita Daly, Toronto Star
All the warning signs? Oh, you mean he was male and not in jail? If you read the little information on this case, it would seem that Ralph underwent a sudden change -- as if he broke under the pressure.
In final moments, Pickering mother saves infant son
Wednesday, June 21, 2000, Desmond Brown, with files from Mark Gollom, National Post
Husband defied orders by court to stay away
Wednesday, June 21, 2000, Stan Josey, Toronto Star
A tragic act of insanity in Pickering -- two needlessly dead parents, and some seriously deprived children. These occurences should not happen.