Verdict expected in trial of Adam Strong, accused of killing two Ontario women

A verdict is expected today in the trial of a man accused of killing two Ontario women.

Adam Strong has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of Rori Hache and Kandis Fitzpatrick.

Hache, who was 18 and pregnant, disappeared in August 2017, while Fitzpatrick was last seen in 2008.

Hache’s torso was found in Lake Ontario in September 2017, and police charged Strong in her death later that year.

In July 2018, police alleged they had found Fitzpatrick’s DNA in Strong’s basement.

The trial, in front of a judge alone, heard police were called to Strong’s home in December 2017 after plumbers found a “flesh-like” substance in the pipes.

Prosecutors allege investigators then found the rest of Hache’s body in a freezer inside Strong’s bedroom. They say her blood was on the bedroom walls and ceiling, and Strong’s semen was found on her body.

The Crown also alleges Fitzpatrick’s DNA was found on a large hunting knife.

Her blood was found on the freezer and in Strong’s bedroom, prosecutors say.

THE CANADIAN PRESS

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