Toronto: Donna Irving and Warren Johnson guilty to charges of second-degree murder in 7-year-old’s beating death
Guardians of 7-year-old Toronto girl plead guilty in her death
Katelynn Sampson was severely abused by her guardians
CBC News Posted: May 1, 2012 11:28 AM ET Last Updated: May 1, 2012 4:07 PM ET
Donna Irving and Warren Johnson pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder in the beating death of seven year old Katelynn Sampson on Tuesday. (Alex Tavshuny/CBC)
Katelynn Sampson died in 2008 at the hands of her guardians. (CBC)
The guardians of Katelynn Sampson have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the seven-year-old’s beating death.
Donna Irving and Warren Johnson were responsible for the care of the little girl when she died in the summer of 2008.
Irving, 33, and Johnson, 50, pleaded guilty to the charges on Tuesday.
On Aug. 3, 2008, police found Katelynn inside an apartment at 105 West Lodge Ave., in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, with obvious signs of trauma. Veteran officers described her injuries as the worst they had ever seen.
Irving had called 911 and said the girl had choked on some food and was not breathing.read more
Calgary: Dark-skinned black male and white woman sought in attempted abduction of three-year-old girl
Mother finds two strangers in S.W. Calgary yard holding her three-year-old girl
Posted: May 1, 2012 7:04 AM MT
Last Updated: May 1, 2012 10:45 AM MT
The attempted child abduction happened at about 6 p.m. in the 500 block of 56th Avenue S.W. A three-year-old child was playing in the back of a home.
Her mother, Nadia Mirza, heard a scream, went outside and saw two people holding her child, taking her down the alley.
When Mirza confronted them, the man and woman threw the child to the ground and ran away, she said.
The girl was not hurt.
“I’m still really scared. All night I couldn’t able to sleep,” said Mirza, adding that her daughter has been crying.
Police are still looking for the culprits.
Suspect 1 description:
- Dark-skinned black male.
- 30 to 40 years old.
- 6 ’0″ to 6′ 2″ tall with a very skinny build.
Suspect 2 description:
- White female.
- 30 to 40 years old.
- 5′ 6″ tall with a heavy build.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.
Ottawa refugee hearing move to Montreal creates hardship
Office in Ottawa closing as part of federal immigration changes
CBC News Posted: May 1, 2012 6:33 AM ET Last Updated: May 1, 2012 9:32 AM ET
Refugee assistance may suffer in cuts
Citizenship and Immigration office closing due to cuts
Refugee hearings office closing in Ottawa6:48
The closing of the local office where refugee determination hearings are held would cause added hardship for prospective new Canadians, Ottawa refugee lawyers say.
The Immigration and Refugee Board informed lawyers last week that hearings will be transferred to Montreal starting early next year.
This move comes as the federal government also decided to close immigration offices in northern Ontario and move most immigration services to Toronto and other areas.
Staffing has also been cut at a Prince Edward Island immigration office where refugee services have taken a hit.read more