Couple charged with killing 22-month-old boy for alleged neglect

A woman and her husband, both 35, have been charged with the second-degree murder of a 22-month-old boy in Toronto, CBC News reports. The toddler died from ingesting a powdery substance on Aug. 3, 2017, according to police.

The couple’s names were not released. The charge followed an investigation by Toronto police into the boy’s death. The boy’s death was originally classified as sudden infant death syndrome, though the boy’s mother said on Twitter that she and her husband had taken their son to a clinic for evaluation and treatment because he was highly irritable.

This is my precious Sweet baby boy calling from the grave..Granddaughter of Andre and Barbara Chaisson. Twenty-one days old last night RIP Little Silver (Sean) — Bea Chaisson (@4_eva_babe) August 3, 2017

Police said that when they arrived to the household, they found a doctor, nurse and a security guard “all performing CPR on a 22-month-old male.” He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

The couple was detained and held in Toronto’s prison in recent weeks.

Read the full story at CBC News.

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