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Woman Charged With Killing Newborns, May Get Another Trial

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Published on January 22, 2016 with No Comments

The Supreme Court of Canada is being asked to order a new trial for a Calgary

woman who tossed three of her newborn children into the trash.

Meredith Borowiec was charged with two counts of second-degree murder for the

deaths of two of her children in 2008 and 2009. A third baby born in 2010 survived

after a passerby heard cries from a northwest Calgary dumpster. The baby’s father

pulled the infant to safety not knowing at the time it was his child.

The trial judge convicted Borowiec of infanticide and aggravated assault ruling she

suffered from a mental disturbance. The Crown was seeking eight to nine years in

prison and asked the Alberta Court of Appeal to order a new trial on second-degree

murder charges. The Appeal court upheld the trial judge’s verdict, but split decisions

are automatically reviewed by the Supreme Court of Canada.

 

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