A man and woman from the Blood Reserve had their sentencing on a charge of failing to provide the necessaries of life adjourned again in a Lethbridge courtroom.
Yet another adjournment in the sentencing of a mother and father who pleaded guilty to failing to provide the necessaries of life. The pair, both from the Blood Reserve, pleaded guilty to the charge back in May of last year however 18 months later and the case is still before the courts. Their nine year old daughter became extremely sick a few years ago and was admitted to hospital in Calgary. She was diagnosed with a facial infection, low blood sugar, and anemia. The man and woman were back in Lethbridge Court of Queen's Bench for sentencing Monday (Sept. 25) but it was adjourned to October 23rd for some updated reports to come back. The two have now been taken into custody. The parents' names can not be released to protect the identity of the child. - Pat Siedlecki