National Post (Latest Edition)

MOTHER CHARGED AFTER TWO-YEAR- OLD FALLS 14 STOREYS

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A woman is facing criminal charges in the death of her two- year- old son, who fell from a 14th- floor window in Toronto over the summer. Police say it happened on the afternoon of July 28 when the boy was sleeping in his apartment. They say a 31- year- old woman left the apartment for unknown reasons, leaving the boy alone. Investigat­ors say while she was away the boy fell out of the window and later died in hospital. Residents called 911 at about 5 p. m. Officers say the woman turned herself in on Thursday. She has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and parent failing to provide the necessarie­s of life. She is due in court in early November. A witness told the Toronto Sun she saw the mother return to the scene carrying groceries.

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