Lawrence testified he then went in with a gun of his own, but Mersereau and Christensen were already dead when he shot them again.In court, Lawrence stood and demonstrated what happened.The judge said Lawrence has been paid by police for his co-operation.His parents were given ,500 to help them visit him in prison.After Lawrence finished his testimony, he was surrounded by police and whisked out of the courtroom.Justice Jamie Campbell gave the jury special instructions on how they should approach what Lawrence said in court.
These communities had been shunned by society forcing them to look inwards for support.
The Golers lived together in two shacks in a remote wooded area south of the community of White Rock, outside the town of Wolfville.
Like most other mountain clans, they were isolated from most of the residents of the farming district in the Annapolis Valley and most of the nearby towns.
According to further details uncovered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, this abuse and forced incestuous relationships had been taking place for multiple generations.
As the case was investigated, authorities learned that a number of Goler children were victims of sexual abuse at the hands of fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers, cousins, and each other.