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Supreme Court clarifies law of unlawful confinement in case where parents beat young child to death

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 12:15 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court of Canada has clarified what constitutes unlawful confinement of a child by a parent in reasons for judgment that explain why the top court upheld the first-degree murder convictions last year of an Alberta couple who fatally battered their 6-year-old daughter.

Justice Michael MoldaverThe jointly written reserved reasons for judgment of Justices Michael Moldaver and Rosalie Abella handed down April 13 explain the rationale for the court’s 9-0 decision from the bench Nov. 27, 2017, to dismiss the appeals of Spencer Jordan and...