Sentence in death of foster child increased
EDMONTON — The Alberta Court of Appeal has increased the sentence handed to an Edmonton woman convicted in the death of her three-year-old foster child.
Lily Choy was sentenced in 2011 to six years in prison after she was found guilty of manslaughter for a second time.
In a ruling Monday the appeal court increased that by two years for a total of eight years, minus time served.
The boy died on Jan. 27, 2007, after his head hit a toilet and doctors couldn’t control the swelling in his brain.
The Crown had argued that the boy’s death was a case of “near murder”, and that the trial judge made a mistake when determining the original sentence.
The appeal court did not agree the case was “near murder”, but ruled the original six year sentence was not harsh enough.