The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on October 31, 1978 · Page 11
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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · Page 11

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Tuesday, October 31, 1978
Page 11
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Ottawa Journal Page 11 Healing Substance: Shrinks Piles Metro Tuesday, October 31, 1978 Tyler's murderous course, set when he was only 9 By Bob Avery Journal Reporter - A stepfather who was a brutal psychopath, a mother who was suicidal and a home life of bizarre violence, were as close to the answers as a court could get Monday in trying to find out what drove Donald Tyler to commit a heinous crime. , And the case also brought out the facts of a young boy who went to various institutions because of a psychiatric disorder, only to be finally released to the care of his disturbed family three months before he committed murder. Royal Ottawa Hospital psychiatrist Dr. John Bradford, referring in Ontario Supreme Court Monday to a report he made on Tyler, painted the 16-year-old as a youth who, sooner or later, was destined to explode Into murder. His father committed suicide when he was three. His mother tried repeatedly, and unsuccessfully to kill herself, and now is under psychiatric care. And Tyler, according to the psychiatrist, began at nine years of age his traits of uncontrollable violence that would lead to murder. A murder that brought him a life sentence in jail without privilege of applying for bail for at least 20 years. Bradford said Tyler apparently suffered epileptic seizures, but the psychiatrist said he was unable to obtain medical records to document this. In 1969 and 1970 Tyler underwent psychiatric care on an out-patient basis in Winnipeg where he was hyperactive and his thought processes were described as "loose," Bradford continued. Tyler's two sisters were made wards and adopted, but an adoption attempt for Donald failed in Winnipeg, and he was returned to his family in Ottawa, against his wishes. Here, according to Bradford, Tyler entered a family scene of near constant violence fueled by his alcholic stepfather. The doctor said Donald's mother used Donald to protect her against her husband. Sometimes, the court was told, the mother would use her son to initiate aggression against othejrs... When he was 12 years old, Donald appeared in Hull juvenile court, showing the same features of uncontrollable urges he had in Winnipeg, the psychiarist said. In 1975 Tyler began to use drugs including LSD, marijuana, hashish, alcohol and took morphine intravenously. Bradford said Tyler now had becdme a "problem of placement" finding an institution that could help the youth. I In June, 1977, there was a feeling that Tyler had no control over his emotions and there was fear he would act out his aggressions. He was classed as dangerous when there were weapons around. Finally in December, 1977, authorities in Quebec, where Tyler had been under detention and care, made no order as to his future care. He was sent back to his parents. As Bradford stated, most'avenues of help for the youth had been investigated. Bradford told the court how Tyler had in the past threatened his sister with a, knife and axe. He had also, said the doctor, threatened a classmate with a knife and strangulation. Tyler listened to all of this Impassively, sometimes turning to smile at spectators in the courtroom. The word Cobra was talioed on his right forearm. Bradford agreed with Crown attorney John Cassells that the murder committed by Tyler was compatible with something that would be done by a psychopath. The psychiatrist agreed that Tyler was a danger to the community, pointing out that even his teachers in the Quebec institutions had feared him. Bradford suggested a drug treatment program for Tyler, aimed at controlling his "chronic aggression." But the psychiatrist, who was called to testify by Tyler's lawyer, Scott Milloy, told Milloy he couldn't give any time as to when Tyler could be released back into society. Milloy said the courts and institutions had done as much as they could for his client. He described Donald's stepfather as "at least a psychopath." The si tm l it The Country Look! . Ease into put-togetherc now becoming fashionably citified from Ipiiiiiillii I M I) V.".. j i f lm-,.iM .1 ' Superbly tailored skirts some with box pleats . . . some with front and back walkina bleats . . . some with belts and pockets. All made of pure wool In grey, hounds tooth check camel, dark brown and black twill cord. The slacks, comfortably styled In the finest wool, are available In small checks, grey blsck and KuMI rnrr dual 9 like the men's). Complete the classic look with DAKS turtle neck pullovers and Shetland wool i cardigans. J 61 QUEEN STREET 233-6437 233-8581 lawyer said in future it will be easy to "detect what Donald Tyler is about" because he would be under supervision, and as long as he Is a danger he would not be eligible for parole. Mr. Justice Eberle showed immediate concern. After listening to Bradford's testimony the judge made his position clear. Society had to be protected and that was his foremost concern. "There Is some hope (of rehabilitation) but it is of the nature and kind that it is very difficult for me to act upon at this time," he said. I y&- td- y I a1 -' gi Donald Tyler Board to co-ordinate area's social services An 18-member board to co-ordinate social services in Ottawa's west end was established Monday. The board made up of 12 community volunteers, five social service personnel, and one coordinator will try to get persons providing recreation and services together to better serve community needs, said board member Sue MacLatchie. The board will include representatives from the Children's Aid Society, the Boys and Girls Club, senior citizens' groups and one representative from the regional social service department. The area served by the board will be bounded by Baseline Road to the south, Woodroffe Avenue to the east, the Ottawa River to the north and the city limits of Ottawa to the west. 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