Calgary baby killer Herchak offers teary apology

Shelby Herchak.

(QMI AGENCY)

Shelby Herchak. (QMI AGENCY)

Kevin Martin, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:59 PM ET

Confessed baby killer Shelby Herchak offered a teary apology Wednesday to her parents for taking the life of their young grandson.

Herchak also said sorry to the community as a whole for what she admitted was a shameful act, the killing of her 26-day-old son, Daniel.

But Herchak’s great aunt, Susan Lloyd, the only person who provided a victim impact statement on behalf of the newborn, doubted the sincerity of the convicted killer’s words.

Herchak, 22, told Justice Kristine Eidsvik she was sorry for her actions of Aug. 9, 2010, when she took her young son’s life.

“Every hour I think about my son and I miss him so much, he was my life,” Herchak said from the prisoner’s box, as she wiped tears from her eyes with the sleeves of her remand-issue sweat shirt.

“I basically shamed the community, I’ve shamed myself,” she said.

Herchak earlier pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Daniel’s death, admitting she caused the blunt force trauma which took the boy’s


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