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article imageFuneral held for starved Edmonton girl

By Alexandra Christopoulos     Sep 23, 2012 in Crime
Edmonton - A toddler only known as 'baby M' was laid to rest over the weekend, after allegedly being beaten and starved by her parents. The funeral, held on Saturday, is said to have drawn hundreds of people to a local mosque.
The young girl died on Thursday after the Supreme Court of Canada denied a motion to keep her on life support.
At this time, her parents cannot be named either, and remain in custody.
"It's very, very sad for the whole community. Everybody knows. The whole community knows. And anyone who has time today, they came for the funeral," Khama Assaf told the CBC, who attended the service, but said he did not know the family.
According to the CBC, both parents were allowed to attend the funeral under guard.
Paramedics were first called to the family's home in May, where the child was found in cardiac arrest and with head injuries. At the scene, the girl and her twin sister were both found to be malnourished, but her twin survived. She continues to recover.
Both parents face charges of aggravated assault, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failing to provide the necessities of life.
A toxicology report could also lay more charges.
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