May 26, 2014 9:28 am

Ontario couple charged in death of 20-month-old to appear in court


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LONDON, Ont. – A couple charged in connection with the death of a 20-month-old child are due in London, Ont., court today for a bail hearing.

Police were called to a home in Strathroy, west of London, on Wednesday night after receiving word of a sudden death, and a man and woman were arrested on Friday.

Amanda Dumont, 28, and Scott Bakker, 24, both of Strathroy, face charges of criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life.

They were held in custody over the weekend.

Police have identified the victim as 20-month-old Ryker Daponte-Michaud of Strathroy but have not said how the child died.

A funeral for the child will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Watford.

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