A number of readers were angry and upset by a headline and story online about the Winnipeg murder trial of the man charged with killing Tina Fontaine. Canadians were outraged by the death of this 15-year-old and the trial is a difficult one to follow.
The story from the Canadian Press from that day’s testimony was posted by The Globe Tuesday evening with the headline: Tina Fontaine had drugs, alcohol in system when she was killed: toxicologist.
That story was updated the next day with a new story and headline: Expert tells Winnipeg murder trial he could not determine cause of Tina Fontaine’s death.
On Wednesday afternoon and evening, a number of readers complained that the Tuesday story was victim-blaming. They said it put the onus on a child rather than the person charged with her murder.