(THUNDER BAY, ON) – WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FAILURE TO PROVIDE NECESSITIES OF LIFE.
ABANDONING A CHILD CHARGE WITHDRAWN BY CROWN
Appearing before Her Honour Justice in Courtroom 102 this morning Friday March 15,2019 is a 37 year old mother.
The mother is represented by Defence Attorney Heather Salter.
The defendant is a tall women, approximately 5’10” and approximately 200+ lbs. She’s wearing blue jeans and purple hoodie.
The defendant pleads guilty to failing to provide necessities of life.
The charge of abandoning a child is withdrawn by the Crown.
THE ADMITTED FACTS WILL BE READ INTO THE RECORD AT SENTENCING.
A presentence report with Gladue components is ordered. The criminal mother will be sentenced on May 16,2019.
She remains out of custody for now.
As per usual practice, there is no local taxpayer subsidized media present.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to a call concerning a abandoned 4 month baby in the grass of 75 Academy Drive area on July 2, 2018.
While waiting for police to arrive, a nearby resident was able to provide assistance to the 4 month old. The infant was transported to hospital for medical attention.
A Section 486.4 (2) publication ban is in place. Any information that can identify the victim is not allowed to be publicized
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(Baby picture below is for illustrative purposes. Not actual baby)