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CanadaCouple guilty in baby's death face sentencing

12:32  08 february  2019
12:32  08 february  2019 Source:

Mother sobs during trial when prosecutors show photos of son

Mother sobs during trial when prosecutors show photos of son Mother sobs during trial when prosecutors show photos of son

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Couple guilty in baby's death face sentencing © Provided by The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, Alberta is shown on January 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

CALGARY - A sentencing hearing is to begin today for a Calgary couple who delayed taking their gravely ill son to hospital until it was too late.

A jury found Jennifer and Jeromie Clark guilty last fall of criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life.

The trial heard 14-month-old John didn't see a doctor until the day before he died of a staph infection in November 2013.

Jurors were shown photos of the child after he died and he had blackened toes and a red rash covering three quarters of his body.

They also saw screen shots of online searches for natural remedies for gangrene such as cabbage leaves and cayenne.

The couple's lawyers suggested doctors at the Alberta Children's Hospital were to blame because they raised the boy's sodium and fluid levels too aggressively.

The forensic pathologist's report said John was malnourished and died from a staph infection.

Calgary police officers convicted of corruption to face sentencing hearing.
A sentencing hearing is set to take place this morning for three current and former Calgary police officers who are guilty of corruption-related offences. Brian Morton, Brad McNish and Anthony Braile were convicted last April after being found to have participated in a two-year campaign targeting a woman who was in the middle of a bitter custody dispute. The victim was Akele Taylor, whose wealthy ex-boyfriend, Ken Carter, hired a private investigation firm to harass her. The firm was run by retired CPS officer Steve Walton and his wife, Heather.

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