Abdalla Abdurahman and wife Sabrina Siconolfi sit with their child daughter Sakina in a Facebook photo posted in July 2009. The toddler was found dead in the family’s apartment in July 2012.
Sabrina Siconolfi blinked back tears and looked over her shoulder at her parents as she was led from court in handcuffs to begin a 6-year-sentence for criminal negligence in the death of her two-year-old daughter, Sakina Abdurahman.
It was the first strong display of emotion on Friday in the University Ave. courthouse for Siconolfi, 32, who earlier begged Justice Ian Nordheimer to return her to her three surviving children.
Abused Edmonton girl, 2, dies at hospital after being taken off life support
Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 08:15 pm | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press
A pedestrian walks past the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on June 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
EDMONTON – A two-year-old Edmonton girl allegedly abused by her parents has died after the Supreme Court of Canada rejected a request to keep her on life support.
A source confirmed to The Canadian Press that the toddler died Thursday night at the Stollery Children’s Hospital after being removed from a ventilator that was keeping her alive.
Lawyers for the child’s parents applied to the Supreme Court Thursday morning for an emergency stay of an Alberta Court of Appeal ruling that allowed doctors to remove the girl from life support. The lawyers wanted time to file an application for the court to hear an appeal.
TORONTO – A convicted fraudster who admitted his reckless, high-speed driving killed three people and seriously injured two others in an horrific west end crash will be sentenced on March 2.
Roman Luskin, 23, was driving his 1999 BMW at between 150 and 200 km/h on Finch Ave. W. and Tobermory Dr. shortly before his vehicle tore the Honda Odyssey van into four pieces on Sat. Oct. 17, 2009, said Crown attorney Melisa Montemurro in reading an agreed statement of facts.
The collision ejected Kim Hon To, 44, her daughter Christine Taing, 24, and Ms. Thi Mui Quach, 64, and they were pronounced dead at the scene, Montemurro told Justice Gary Trotter.
The van driver, Si Pho Taing, 43, who is To’s husband and Christine’s father, sustained a broken right collarbone and another passenger Hon Tran, 36, suffered serious bodily harm, including brain trauma, and continues to receive therapy and medications to this day. The two women were friends of the Taing family from their church congregation/
Luskin pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal neglience causing death for the three deceased and impaired driving causing bodily harm for Mr. Taing and Ms. Tran.
TORONTO – A man who is suing his ex-wife, Immigration officials, a doctor and a popular Toronto strip club after he contracted HIV will be in Ontario Superior Court Tuesday to hear if he can proceed with his $30 million lawsuit.
Percy Whiteman, 36, claims that his former wife, Suwalee Iamkhong, and the other parties’ negligence led to his contracting the human immunodeficiency virus.
Whiteman alleges that claim because government officials did not take the necessary precautions when they allowed Iamkhong, a former sex worker, to immigrate to Canada with HIV. He also alleges that the immigration doctor didn’t do take the necessary steps to screen her for the disease.
Iamkhong was a former dancer in Hong Kong, before the two met while she was a stripper at the Zanzibar Tavern in downtown Toronto. He is also claiming the strip bar encouraged their sexual relationship.
The couple were married from 1997 to 2004.
Reached late Monday, Witeman’s lawyer, Mauricio Benzaquen, said he expects the motion to take the whole day.
TORONTO – Melissa Alexander, the heartless mother who went shopping while her baby slowly died of agonizing burns, has been sentenced to a harsh 11 years in prison for manslaughter.
“This was a horrific crime with devastating consequences for Miguel and for those who loved him,” Justice Anne Molloy said Wednesday in her 23-page judgment. “The sentence must be sufficient to reflect society’s repugnance for this appalling tragedy.”
Trial in 2009 baby death begins
CBC News Posted: Nov 14, 2011 8:49 AM AT Last Updated: Nov 14, 2011 3:09 PM AT
Gomes fears deportation to Bangladesh
Ashiqur Rahman’s trial is expected to last several days. (CBC)
The trial of a Halifax man charged in the death of his baby started Monday with a nurse explaining why she called child protection services.
Ashiqur Rahman, 25, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with his daughter’s death in 2009.