Woman di­ag­nosed with can­cer killed daugh­ter with Down syn­drome

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

A Calgary woman who gave a fa­tal dose of drugs to her 19year-old daugh­ter with Down syn­drome can't be charged with a crime be­cause she has since died.

Po­lice say Jes­sica Ha­gan was killed when she was given an in­ten­tional over­dose by an older woman in the fam­ily's home in Septem­ber.

They say that woman was also found in med­i­cal dis­tress and taken to hos­pi­tal.

Christine Ha­gan, who was 51, died on Nov. 21 of pan­cre­atic can­cer.

Daniel Ha­gan wrote on his Tum­blr so­cial me­dia ac­count a week later about the deaths.

He says his mother felt that she was the only one who could take care of his sis­ter.

“So she took her life and at­tempted to take her own,'' he wrote on Nov. 30.

“She then spent her fi­nal days in a hos­pi­tal bed with se­cu­rity out­side her room un­til she be­came too weak and suf­fered from what I would as­sume is com­plete or­gan fail­ure due to not eat­ing or drink­ing the en­tire time.”

The body builder and per­sonal trainer said he wanted to pub­licly write about what hap­pened so he could move on with his life.

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