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A sentencing hearing is due to begin Thursday, May 27, for Adam Strong, the man convicted of the murder of two young women at his Oshawa home nearly a decade apart.

The 48-year-old Strong was convicted in mid-March of the first degree murder of 18-year-old Rori Hache, who went missing in the summer of 2017, and of manslaughter in the death of Kandis Fitzpatrick, 19, who was last seen in 2008 during a sole judge’s trial at In the fall of 2020, the court heard that police found Hache’s dismembered remains in a freezer in Strong’s basement apartment. Further investigation revealed DNA linked to Fitzpatrick.

Earlier hearing dates for the verdict have been set, but the matter has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

While the Superior Court Judge Joseph Di Luca hears statements about convictions from attorneys representing the Crown and Defense, he will also hear statements from relatives of the two young women about the impact on the victims. The purpose of the statements is to give the court an understanding of how the crimes affected people close to the victims.

Strong faces life imprisonment with no parole for the first degree murder of Hache. The maximum sentence for manslaughter is also life imprisonment, with the right to probation being determined by a judge.

The hearing is scheduled for two days at the Oshawa courthouse.

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