Thursday October 30, 2014

Brenda Hardiman hopes decision in Amanda Murphy court case will set precedent to not crimalize people with mental disabilities

Nichelle Benn, right, and her mother Brenda Hardiman wait at provincial court in Dartmouth, N.S. Benn is facing charges after an incident at the rehabilitation facility where she lives. Hardiman says her daughter's brain disorder causes periodic episodes of aggressive behaviour. (CP/Andrew Vaughan)

Last January, we brought you a story about Nichele Benn, the 26-year-old who is facing several assault charges has a brain disorder and has difficulty controlling her emotions. Her mother Brenda Hardiman has been fighting the Nova Scotia government for eight years arguing people with mental disabilities should not be criminalized.

This week, she is applauding a Nova Scotia court ruling and Brenda Hardiman joined us to tell us more.