Grandparents' appeal denied in starvation death
Ontario's highest court has dismissed both appeals in the case of a five-year-old boy who starved to death in his grandparents' house in Toronto.
Elva Bottineau and Norman Kidman had asked the Court of Appeal for Ontario to overturn their second-degree murder convictions in Jeffrey Baldwin's death.
Bottineau and Kidman were convicted in 2006 and sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 22 and 20 years, respectively.
Jeffrey weighed only 21 pounds and was covered in sores when he died in November 2002 from complications due to chronic starvation.
The three judges who heard the appeals said Thursday they will release their reasons at a later date.