An Edmonton woman charged with second-degree murder in the death of her three-year-old foster child has been granted bail.
After hearing arguments Friday,a Court of Queen's Bench judge ruled that the 32-year-oldwoman hasto post a $10,000 cash bond and is forbidden from having any unsupervised contact with children, including her own two biological children.
Outside court, the foster mother's lawyer, Brian Beresh, said the woman was elated to be granted bail.
"This is just the classic case where you would never expect, given her history, that she would ever be in jail. This is just unbelievable—she has been shattered by this experience."
Beresh accusedauthorities of makinga "rush to judgment" when she was charged.
"Wewere verydisappointed that people did not view this objectively,collect information objectively. From my review of what I have seen so far there appears to be certain individuals or agencies, which appear to be protecting their own conduct."
The three-year-old boy died in an Edmonton hospital on Jan. 27 of head injuries after being rushed from his foster home.
Charges against his foster motherinclude second-degree murder, assault causing bodily harm, andchild abandonment or failure to provide the necessities of life.
She can't be named under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
Thejudge has issued a publication ban on what was said in court Friday.