I hope the Crown will be calling his sister to the stand. JMO
I believe we heard at the beginning that none of his family would testify other than his father and they weren't even sure if he'd make it because of his illness. There must be a reason for this? I don't think they can subpoena out of jurisdiction witnesses? Not sure. I'm sure Lori Holmoka would rather not have testified?
Maybe they knew the sister would be a hostile witness? I don't think she's going to help the Crown sentence her brother to life in prison. And I don't think she wanted to be cross examined either. Hence the testimony via a doctor. Very clever of the defense to get all this testimony in without the ability to cross anyone to see if they're at all credible.
LM's sister doesn't indicate that they lived such a bad life in her interview with Watts however, although she does admit that LM was different and was bullied and tormented because of it. I'm sure a lot of gay men went through the same in their childhoods in the 80's/90's. It was still not as accepted then as it is now. And LM was probably exaggerating a lot of things for attention. Was the family dysfunctional? Sounds like it, but then we only have LM's word for everything. The sister still seems to be close with the mother and grandmother. And did I read somewhere that the younger brother may be incarcerated?
So who knows if any of the things LM has said about his childhood are true? How could anyone possibly know for sure? Obviously the family isn't talking. And if those stories get him a NCR verdict then why would the family show him up to be a liar? Catch 22 really.