Muslim “parents” starve two-year-old daughter to death
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. Continue reading
Man pleads guilty for role in triple-fatal, high-speed crash
By Sam Pazzano ,Toronto Sun
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.
AIDS carrier and contributor to Canada Suwalee Iamkong, since deported
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.
On the afternoon of Sept. 12, 2007, 19-month-old Miguel Fernandes suffered serious scalding burns to 40% of his body but his mother only called 911 more than 12 hours later after she’d left him alone with his toddler brother to go shopping for CDs. By the time help arrived, the baby was already dead.
Despite being "fully aware" Miguel was terribly hurt -- "multiple scraps" of Miguel's skin were later found in the garbage -- Alexander left him with his 29-month-old step-brother and went shopping for two hours.
Mom who fatally scalded baby gets 11 years 93
By Michele Mandel ,Toronto Sun
First posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 10:07 AM EST | Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 12:58 PM EST
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.” Continue reading
Ashiqur Rahman's trial is expected to last several days. (CBC)
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. Continue reading
Family of woman who died in TTC bus crash speaks out
Published On Wed Sep 07 2011
The family of a 43-year-old woman killed after a TTC bus collided with a flatbed truck remembered a wonderful wife and mother who enjoyed cooking and watching hockey.
Jadranka Petrova was returning from booking an appointment for her G2 driving licence on Tuesday, Aug. 30, sitting behind the bus’s rear doors, when the accident occurred.
She died at the scene. Thirteen others were injured in the crash.
“My body is here, but inside is empty,” said Petrova’s 20-year-old daughter Irena on Wednesday, calling her mother “perfect,” and “my best friend.” Continue reading
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TTC driver charged in fatal crash
CBC News Posted: Oct 12, 2011 3:56 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 12, 2011 3:53 PM ET
Toronto police have charged the bus driver with criminal negligence causing death. (CBC)
Toronto police are laying charges against the TTC bus driver who was involved in an accident in which a passenger died.
On Wednesday police charged William Ainsworth of Toronto withcriminal negligence causing death and possession of cannabis. Continue reading