In­fant death sus­pect re­leased on bail

The Queens County Advance - - FRONT PAGE - By Nick Moase

An­drew Cun­ning­ham made a court ap­pear­ance in Liver­pool on Oct. 20, and was re­leased on bail.

Cun­ning­ham is charged with con­ceal­ing the body of a child, in con­nec­tion with his com­mon-law part­ner Amanda Oickle. It is al­leged that Oickle gave birth at their home, but did not seek med­i­cal as­sis­tance. She is fac­ing the same charge, as well as fac­ing charges in fail­ing to ob­tain as­sis­tance in child­birth.

RCMP be­lieve the baby died shortly af­ter child­birth.

Po­lice be­lieve the cou­ple hid the body in their apart­ment for sev­eral days be­fore

at or bring­ing it to Queens Gen­eral Hospi­tal on Oct. 19.

Cun­ning­ham posted $1,000 bail and placed un­der house ar­rest at his sis­ter’s res­i­dence. He must also re­port to the RCMP ev­ery Mon­day, and have no con­tact with Oickle.

Cun­ning­ham can leave for med­i­cal emer­gen­cies, le­gal ap­point­ments, or to at­tend court. He is also al­lowed to take four hours ev­ery Fri­day af­ter­noon for per­sonal er­rands.

His next court ap­pear­ance is sched­uled for Nov. 10 in Liver­pool.

Oickle’s next ap­pear­ance in court will be Nov. 3 In Liver­pool.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.