Sentencing hearing postponed for Edmonton mother who abused twin daughters

A sentencing hearing has been postponed for an Edmonton mother who starved and abused her twin daughters before one of them died in hospital.

EDMONTON — A sentencing hearing has been postponed for an Edmonton mother who starved and abused her twin daughters before one of them died in hospital.

The woman, who can’t be named, pleaded guilty earlier this year to manslaughter, aggravated assault and failing to provide the necessities of life.

The woman’s lawyer says he has an ethical conflict with the case and had to withdraw.

The mother is to be back in court later this week with another lawyer to set a new hearing date.

Court heard that paramedics were called to the family’s home in 2012 and found the two-year-old twins were no bigger than six-month-old babies.

The mother admitted that she didn’t provide the girls with adequate food and assaulted them over a prolonged period of time.

Skin was hanging loose from their bodies and their ribs stuck out from their chests.

Her husband also pleaded guilty to the same charges and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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