Supreme Court orders new trial in case of Alberta parents convicted in meningitis death of toddler

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Seven Supreme Court of Canada (SCOC) judges agreed with the legal team of a former Alberta couple, Collet and David Stephan, that the trial judge erred in their instructions to the 2016 jury who convicted them in the death of their toddler son.

7-judge panel agree that the trial judge erred in instructions to jury

David and Collet Stephan were found guilty in a court in Lethbridge, Alta., in 2016 of failing to provide the necessaries of life to 19-month-old Ezekiel. (Facebook)

Seven Supreme Court of Canada (SCOC) judges agreed with the legal team of a former Alberta couple, Collet and David Stephan, that the trial judge erred in their instructions to the 2016 jury who convicted them in the death of their toddler son. 

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Lucie Edwardson is a reporter with CBC Calgary. Lucie most recently headed a pop-up bureau in Lethbridge, Alberta. Her experience includes newspaper, online, TV and radio. Follow her on Twitter @LucieEdwardson

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