May 16, 2016 9:10 am
Updated: May 17, 2016 11:06 am

Trial for Calgary parents accused of starving teen to death begins Tuesday, May 24

Rodica and Emil Radita

Global News

The trial for a Calgary couple accused of neglecting their diabetic 15-year-old son is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 24.

Rodica Radita and Emil Marian Radita are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Alex Radita, who was found in medical distress in his Citadel home in May of 2013.

An autopsy determined he died from a bacterial infection, which he contracted due to complications from neglect and starvation from Type 1 diabetes.

Rodica and Emil were charged in February 2014 and ordered to stand trial a year later, in February 2015.

– With files from Nancy Hixt

EDITOR’S NOTE: Although originally scheduled to begin on Monday, May 16, the trial for Rodica Radita and Emil Marian Radita was later postponed. This article has been corrected with the start date of Tuesday, May 24.

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