The case against a Lethbridge woman, accused of taking her young son and fleeing to Belize, will be back in court again early in the New Year.
A judge asking for more time to decide whether the defence lawyer for a Lethbridge woman accused of abducting her infant son three years ago and fleeing to Belize should have documents from Global Affairs Canada released to him. Defence lawyer Bill Wister for the 33 year old woman -- who cannot be named due to a publication ban -- submitted an O'Connor application in September seeking to gain access to relevant documents to use in the case. He says he's requesting the documents in order to possibly pursue a Charter of Rights and Freedoms breach and they may also lead to other avenues of defence. However, the federal Crown notes there's no evidence the process to deport the accused from Belize was illegal. The case will be back in a Lethbridge courtroom on January 3rd for a decision from Judge Jerry LeGrandeur if the documents will be released. The boy has since been reunited with his father and the woman is out on bail under several conditions. - Sam Borsato