Iqaluit mom not guilty of assaulting son

A 28-year-old mother in Iqaluit was acquitted of assaulting her 4-year-old son.

Judge says testimony of boy's siblings not enough to convict

An Iqaluit woman has been acquitted on an assault charge against her child.

Justice Earl Johnson said there was not enough evidence to convict 28-year-old Eva Geetah.

Geetah was accused of punching, kicking and trying to choke her four-year-old son, two years ago.

During her trial, two of her other children said they'd witnessed the alleged abuse.

A doctor who testified at the trial said the young boy was bruised when he was brought to hospital.

She said it was the most bruising she had ever seen on a child.

Geetah has six children ... all of whom who are or have been in foster care.

The defense argued against convicting Geetah, since the key evidence was from children.