October 23, 2017 11:25 am
Updated: October 23, 2017 12:17 pm

Police charge mother’s boyfriend with murder in death of Alberta toddler

Veronica Poitras' death was ruled a homicide in September. On Oct. 23, police have charged her mother's boyfriend with second-degree murder.

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A 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection to the death of a toddler in northeastern Alberta.

Sherman Robert Whitford has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.

READ MORE: Death of 16-month-old girl in Cold Lake, Alta. ruled homicide

Sixteen-month-old Veronica Poitras was taken to hospital in Cold Lake by a family member on Aug. 26, police said. Veronica was taken to an Edmonton hospital a short time later, where she was taken off life support and pronounced dead three days later.

Sixteen-month-old Veronica Poitras’ death has been ruled a homicide.

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READ MORE: RCMP investigate suspicious death of 16-month-old girl northeast of Edmonton

RCMP said Whitford is the boyfriend of the child’s mother.

He’s scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Wednesday.

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