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Foster Mom ██████ ██████ Convicted of Killing ██████ ██████
November 29, 2008 permalink
We can't tell you who she is or who she killed, but the Alberta Kafka trial has ended with the conviction of ██████ ██████ for manslaughter in the death of three-year-old ██████ ██████
Woman convicted in death of three-year-old foster child
EDMONTON — An Edmonton foster mother has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a three-year-old boy in her care.
The jury took two days to deliberate and gave its verdict late Saturday afternoon.
The 34-year-old woman had been charged with second-degree murder after the child died in January, 2007, of injuries to his brain, but jurors found her guilty of the lesser charge.
The Crown argued at her trial that she abused the child repeatedly in the month leading up to his death – including putting the boy in a cold garage.
The prosecutor also said the foster mother lied about how the boy was injured and made up a story suggesting he displayed self-abusive behaviour.
But the defence said the Crown didn't provide any evidence that the woman intended to kill the child or had done anything that led to his death.
Source: The Globe and Mail