Father who let starving daughter die gets 15 years

Edmonton Provincial Court

Edmonton Provincial Court

Tony Blais, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:25 PM ET

An Edmonton father who starved and failed to protect his abused two-year-old twin daughters – one of whom later died – was handed a 15-year prison term on Wednesday

The 36-year-old man, who cannot be named under a publication ban protecting the identity of the children, earlier pleaded guilty to manslaughter, aggravated assault and failing to provide the necessaries of life.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Sheila Greckol accepted that the manslaughter – involving the death of the toddler known as Baby M – was a “near-murder” and said few offences “are as grave” as those that put vulnerable children in mortal danger. “This is a crime of inhumanity against small children,” she said.


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