Three-years sentence for foster mom convicted of killing child

An Edmonton foster mother who was convicted of killing her three-year-old foster child has been sentenced to three years in prison.

EDMONTON — An Edmonton foster mother who was convicted of killing her three-year-old foster child has been sentenced to three years in prison.

The 34-year-old woman, who cannot be identified under provisions of Alberta’s Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, was acquitted last November of second-degree murder.

But a jury found her guilty of manslaughter after three days of deliberations following a five-week trial.

Court heard that police were called to the woman’s home on Jan. 26, 2007 after the boy was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.

He died the next day due to a fatal brain injury caused by blunt force trauma.

Defence lawyer Brian Beresh says the case was complicated but the sentence is fair.

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