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Lawrence Braxton is a childhood friend to Wendell Merrick introduced in Season 1 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Steve Cumyn.

Appearances and Mentions

'Til Death Do Us Part

  • As adults, Lawrence and Wendell had been lovers. Lawrence was married to Cecile Braxton and together, they had a child. Cecile was aware that her husband was a homosexual and that he was in love with Wendell but she was content with having a happy home and a child.
  • When Wendell Merrick was murdered by his brother, Lawrence became despondent. For a time, he is a murder suspect being investigated by Detective William Murdoch, but Murdoch eventually uncovers the truth. Lawrence, unable to live without Merrick, hangs himself.

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