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.read more