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Tsuut'ina mom accused of killing toddler back behind bars for Christmas

Livia Starlight, who is awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge in her son's death, will spend Christmas behind bars after allegedly breaching her bail conditions.

Livia Starlight is accused of murdering her 2-year-old and will face a 2-week trial in February

Traezlin Denzel Starlight, 2, died in a Calgary hospital on Sept. 25, 2014, after being admitted to hospital a week earlier with injuries. His mother, Livia Starlight, is charged with second-degree murder. (Facebook)

A Calgary-area mother accused of murdering her toddler will spend Christmas behind bars after allegedly breaching her bail conditions.

Livia Starlight, from the Tsuut'ina First Nation southwest of Calgary, faces a charge of second-degree murder.

Her son Traezlin Denzel Starlight, 2, died in a Calgary hospital on Sept. 25, 2014, after being admitted to hospital a week earlier with injuries.

As part of her bail conditions, Starlight was to be under curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and was not allowed to drink alcohol or consume drugs.

She was also ordered to live with her grandfather and could not be around children unless their parents or guardians were present.

However, she was accused of violating her bail conditions by drinking and being out past her curfew.  

Starlight appeared over CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre before provincial court Judge Harry Van Harten Tuesday morning and ordered back behind bars.

Her lawyer, Alain Hepner, set a return date of Jan. 5 for the breach charges.

Starlight's trial is set to take place over two weeks in February. 

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