Calgary father accused of infant’s death fires lawyer, delaying case
CALGARY – There’s been a delay in setting a trial date for two Calgary parents charged in the death of their infant child.
Jeromie and Jennifer Clark are charged with criminal negligence and failing to provide necessities of life for their infant son, John, who died in 2013 when he was 14 months old.
Jeromie Clark’s defence lawyer went off the record Friday, citing “retainer issues”.
The case has been put over for two weeks to allow the 30-year-old time to get a new lawyer.
Police previously said the Clarks’ child died one day after being brought to hospital suffering from a staph infection that wasn’t treatable due to complications from malnutrition.
Investigators have said the family has strict dietary restrictions based on their faith and nutritional beliefs.
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