Why is Dellen Millard Questioning Laura Babcock's Father in Court? Because He Can

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date


Source Publication

CBC News


On one side of the courtroom, a watery-eyed father sits in the witness box, having just gone through some painful last memories of his daughter's life.

On the other side, the man accused of murdering his daughter stands up, looks the father in the eye, and starts asking questions.

"Did you ever hit her or abuse her in any way?" he asks. "Did she ever tell you that she worked as prostitute?"

This was the scene in Ontario Superior Court on Monday in Toronto. The father was Clayton Babcock, whose daughter Laura Babcock vanished more than five years ago. She was 23 at the time.