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Baby Murdered by Child Protectors
January 28, 2007 permalink
Child protectors in Edmonton have another baby protected to death. They are keeping the name of the dead baby and the offending foster parent secret for now, following the foster death script. Since they will surely resort to making the foster mom the scapegoat, they will soon have to publish her name.
Police file charges against foster mother of dead child
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Police have filed new charges of second-degree murder and assault causing bodily harm against an Edmonton foster mother, after a three-year-old boy in her care died from his head injuries.
The child died around 11: 20 p.m. Saturday when he was taken off life support. His father told the Journal the toddler had suffered severe brain damage.
The new charges laid on Sunday are in addition to charges of aggravated assault, failure to provide the necessities of life and child abandonment that were filed against the foster mother on Saturday. The woman, who is 32 years old, cannot be named to protect the identity of the child.
The Journal has learned she is a part-time employee at Grant MacEwan College. The college has relieved her of her duties.
The woman has been remanded into custody until Feb. 5.
The boy was taken to hospital early Friday morning after paramedics were called to a two-storey brick house in Edmonton’s west end. Police were called in to investigate after paramedics reported the child’s injuries were suspicious.
Neighbours said the home is owned by a single mother, who lived there with two of her own children and two foster children, including the toddler who died.
Three children were removed from the home Friday and placed in protective care.
The toddler who died was placed in provincial government care on Dec. 6, the father said. It is unclear when he was sent to live at the west-end home.
The father said his son had lost a lot of weight since he last saw him. The boy also had bruises on his body, as well as burns on his hands and nose, he said.
He said police told him the toddler was made to sleep in the garage at night.
Source: Edmonton Journal