Edmonton parents of starved twins get support in court
Abuse case ‘over-exaggerated’, friends claim
CBC News Posted: Jun 19, 2012 12:27 PM MT Last Updated: Jun 19, 2012 1:52 PM MT
Supporters of an Edmonton couple accused of starving their 2-year-old twin daughters leave court after a hearing Tuesday. They would only say details in the case have been exaggerated. (CBC) Facebook
About a dozen friends of an Edmonton couple accused of starving their twin 2-year-old daughters showed up to support them at a brief court appearance Tuesday morning.
The married couple, charged with two counts of aggravated assault, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failing to provide the necessities of life, is not allowed to have any contact with each other.
The father, led out first into the prisoner’s box wearing handcuffs, was told to stand at the far end.
His wife then entered wearing shackles and handcuffs.
Throughout the court appearance, an interpreter translated for her.read more