Second Calgary teen pleads guilty to stealing girl's ashes

Colleen Ransom holds a photo of her late daughter Emma on Aug. 13, 2013. Emma was tragically killed...

Colleen Ransom holds a photo of her late daughter Emma on Aug. 13, 2013. Emma was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident in November 2009. The green pouch Ransom is holding contained Emma's ashes and was one of the items stolen from her truck in the early hours of Aug. 2, 2013. The crooks dumped her ashes on the ground not far from the truck and due to rain at the time, many were lost. (Stuart Dryden/QMI Agency)

Kevin Martin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:39 PM ET

CALGARY -- A teenager who stole the ashes of a 19-year-old girl last year failed to show up for court Tuesday.

Youth court Judge Todd LaRochelle issued a warrant for the girl's arrest after she didn't make a scheduled appearance to set a sentencing date.

She was also supposed to get an update on a proposed community conferencing, a procedure under the Youth Criminal Justice Act which brings victims and offenders together.

The girl cried during a March court appearance while reading from a victim impact statement prepared by Calgary mom Colleen Ransom about the devastating effect the loss of her daughter's ashes had on her.

The 15-year-old pleaded guilty to theft, mischief and property damage for stealing the ashes of Emma Ransom from a parked pickup truck last August. Ransom, 19, was killed in a highway accident near Nanton in 2009.

A small amount of the ashes which were dumped on a street were recovered, but most was washed away by rain.

A second girl involved in the theft has pleaded guilty and will also attempt to arrange for community conferencing. And a third teen is expected to plead guilty next week and also attempt to meet with the victim.


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