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Calgary stabbings: judge considers unsealing document with crime scene details

11/26/2014 12:59 EST | Updated 01/26/2015 05:59 EST
Families and friends of five young people who were stabbed to death at a house in Brentwood earlier this year are in a Calgary courtroom today as a judge considers whether to unseal potentially graphic information about the crime.

A Court of Queen’s Bench judge is hearing an application from the media to unseal a document — an information to obtain (ITO), also known as a search warrant application — surrounding the crime.

The ITO contains details about what happened early in the morning on April 15 in Brentwood in northwest Calgary.

The victims, all in their 20s, were celebrating the end of university classes when the stabbings happened. Lawrence Hong, Joshua Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, ZackariahRathwell and ​Jordan Segura were killed.

Provincial court Judge Tim Hironaka is allowing witnesses and family members to make submissions to the court.

Earlier this month the victims’ families issued a public plea for the ITO to remain sealed.

Matthew DeGrood, 23, is charged with five counts of first degree murder in connection to the slayings. 

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