Nova Scotia

Community rallies around family of murder victim

Family and friends of a Liverpool, N.S., woman who was murdered in April were holding a benefit Sunday afternoon for the woman's family.

Family and friends of a Liverpool, N.S., woman who was murdered in April were holding a benefit Sunday afternoon for the woman's family.

Laura Lee Robertson's body was found in the woods off Highway 210 in Greenfield two weeks after the 47-year-old fish plant worker went missing April 14.

James Leroy Leopold, Robertson's fiance, has been charged with second-degree murder in her death.

Tammy Winfield helped organize the benefit.

"So we can deal with it and then move on. Instead of putting our anger towards him and to the trial, we decided to do this for us and for the community. That way we help the family out and help ourselves out at the same time," said Winfield. 

Winfield said the group has already collected several thousand dollars and expects to raise several thousand more to go towards funeral expenses and Robertson's bills.

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