One charged with six-month-old girl’s death while another is accused of contributing to toddler’s injuries, case files show
Toronto parents charged after toddler dies from ingesting illicit drugs last year
Two parents have been charged after a six-month-old girl died from ingesting drugs at a Toronto apartment, according to a Toronto Police Force statement.
The following day, the young girl had made “reddish-purple” eyes at a hospital emergency room, the police statement said. It reported that a police major investigations branch (MID) detective was contacted by medical officials, who conducted a toxicology report which returned a positive results.
The toddler died in hospital after ingesting drugs on 5 October 2014.
The charge papers list only one name and include a slew of allegations, including the charge of causing bodily harm while impaired causing death. The child’s legal name has not been released and Toronto police declined to make any further comment.
The investigation led to the arrests of the girl’s 21-year-old mother and the girl’s father, who is 21, according to the statement. Both are charged with three counts of aggravated assault.
It said the accused are not the biological father but that they were granted temporary custody of the child.
Police said in a tweet that the toddler had suffered “complications” caused by drugs while attending a “party” in her apartment’s common area with her parents on 5 October 2014.
The charged couple made no statement to media during their court appearance on Tuesday.
“The accused are not the biological father but are granted temporary custody of the child” [email protected] — Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) April 14, 2015