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Calgary trial begins for man accused of killing toddler in 2017

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WATCH: Justin Bennett was charged in the death of 3-year-old Ivy Wick after she died in September 2017. He’s facing a charge of second-degree murder after it was determined the toddler died of blunt-force trauma. Jenna Freeman reports. – Nov 3, 2020

Justin Bennett will start trial at the Calgary Courts Centre on Monday after being charged with second-degree murder in the 2017 death of three-year-old Ivy Wick. 

Bennett was the boyfriend of Wick’s mother at the time. 

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Emergency responders were called to a residence in Rundle on Sept. 27, 2017. 

The call came in as a child in medical distress, and Wick was taken to hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. 

Upon examination from doctors, it was determined that the toddler’s injuries were not from a fall. 

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She was taken off life support on Oct. 5, 2017. 

An autopsy revealed that the toddler died as a result of blunt force trauma, and the homicide unit took over the investigation. 

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