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Amherstburg woman sentenced in dumpster baby case

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An Amherstburg woman who plead guilty to concealing the body of a child has been given a suspended sentence and two years of probation. Samantha Richards, 24, was sentenced in a London court on Wednesday. Richards pleaded guilty on May 18 to concealing the body of a child after an infant was found i[...]

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Offenders with mental illness pose ‘unique challenges’ to justice system

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In a scene that could have been pulled from The Silence of the Lambs, seven police officers usher a handcuffed man into a Windsor courtroom. The man has been made to wear a mesh hood with clear plastic over his face. He has mental health issues and spits when agitated, Ontario court Justice Michelin[...]

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Dad who beat child with electrical cord avoids jail sentence

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A man who beat his six-year-old son with an electrical cord because he wasn’t eating his toast fast enough avoided a jail sentence Wednesday when a Windsor judge said the father was a changed man, loved by his wife and children. “This is one of those rarest and exceptional cases,” Ontario cour[...]

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