Hundreds attend funeral for starved Edmonton child
The toddler, who can only be identified at M, died Thursday night only hours after the Supreme Court of Canada denied a motion to keep her on life support.
Her parents, who also cannot be named, are facing several criminal charges and remain in custody.
In May, paramedics were called to the family’s home where they found the child with a head injury and in cardiac arrest. Both the girl and her twin sister were severely malnourished. The second girl is recovering.
Both parents were allowed to attend the funeral while under guard, but were not allowed contact with one another.
The girl’s mother was visibly distraught during the service, barely able to stand at times.
The Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday rejected a stay of the Alberta Court of Appeal ruling that allowed doctors to remove “M” from a ventilator.
The parents face charges of aggravated assault, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failing to provide the necessities of life.
More charges could be laid after the results of a toxicology report are completed, which police say could take a few weeks.
None of the allegations has been proven in court.