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Medical examiner describes deaths of Jasmine Lovett, Aliyah Sanderson at Calgary murder trial

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A forensic pathologist has told a murder trial that a Calgary woman and her young daughter suffered blunt force trauma to their heads.

Jasmine Lovett and 22-month-old Aliyah Sanderson were reported missing in April 2019.

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The next month, their bodies were found buried in a day use area in Kananaskis Country, west of Calgary.

Robert Leeming has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Lovett but not guilty to second-degree murder in the child’s death.

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Deputy medical examiner Dr. Akmal Coetzee-Khan described his findings through a series of autopsy photos.

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He says Lovett appeared to have been moved after her death, judging from pooling of blood in her body.

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She also had a black eye and bruising on her face.

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