Nova Scotia

Mom charged in 9-year-old's death may enter plea in May

A Nova Scotia woman charged with impaired driving causing the death of her nine-year-old daughter did not appear in court Wednesday morning, instead her lawyer spoke on her behalf.

A Nova Scotia woman charged with impaired driving causing the death of her nine-year-old daughter did not appear in court Wednesday morning, instead her lawyer spoke on her behalf.

Candice Roxanne Moore, 30, sent her lawyer to schedule another court appearance for May. At that time Moore will choose how she wants her case to be tried and will enter her plea.

Moore was charged in January with impaired driving causing death and refusing to comply with a breath demand following the death of her daughter, Olive Moore, who died after she was struck by a minivan in Lunenburg County.

On Tuesday, police confirmed that Moore will also face charges of criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death — charges described in the Criminal Code of Canada as "wanton and reckless disregard for lives and the safety of others."

RCMP Sgt. Derek Smith says the additional charges were laid about two weeks ago.

Police have said the woman's daughter was killed after being dropped off at a home in Pleasantville at around noon on Jan. 19.

They say Olive Moore was standing in the road when she was struck by a van as it left the driveway.

She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

with files from the Canadian Press

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