Montreal

Father of girl found dead in Granby home faces new charges

The 30-year-old man was charged Thursday with failure to provide the necessaries of life and abandonment of a child. The girl died in hospital April 29, after being found in critical condition at her father's home in Granby. 

Girl's death also subject of coroner's inquest

The father faced new charges Thursday at the Granby courthouse. (Martin Bilodeau/Radio-Canada)

The father of a seven-year-old Granby girl who died last month is facing two more charges.

The 30-year-old man was charged Thursday at the Granby courthouse with failure to provide the necessaries of life and abandonment of a child. He was previously charged with forcible confinement.

The girl's stepmother was also previously charged with forcible confinement and aggravated assault.

They were both present for the proceedings Thursday before a packed courtroom. The court also heard testimony from a Quebec provincial police investigator.

The judge will decide on Monday whether the father will be released on bail.

The girl died in hospital April 29, after being found in critical condition at her father's home in Granby. 

Their identities are subject to a publication ban to protect the child's identity.

The Quebec government ordered a coroner's inquest into the death of the girl, who had a long history of involvement with the youth protection system.

Hundreds paid their respects at the funeral for the girl last month. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)

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