Alberta judge adjourns teen’s death investigation to seek more witnesses – Calgary IG News

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An Alberta judge investigating the death of a Calgary teen, who weighed 37 pounds when he died, adjourned his investigation in an effort to hear from more witnesses.

Alexandru Redita was 15 years old when he died of bacterial sepsis in May 2013 due to complications due to untreated diabetes and starvation.

His parents, who were convicted of first-degree murder in 2017, refused to admit the boy had diabetes when he was diagnosed with the disease in British Columbia in 2000.

Provincial Court Judge Sharon Van de Veen says she needs to hear from witnesses in B.C. to determine what can be done to prevent similar deaths in the future.

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It has suggested that there should be an alert system if a child stops attending school, as well as more inter-provincial agreements for health screening and welfare checks of at-risk children.

Van de Veen says the investigation will resume once additional witnesses are arranged.

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