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    Canada - Amber Lucius, 9, killed in custody dispute, Sundre, AB, 2 Sept 2014

    Sometimes it isn't the dad who turns violent I guess.

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/48...-country-road/

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    Very sad... another angel gets her wings way too soon at the hands of a parent. Devastating.

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    CANADA - Amber Lucius, 9, killed in custody dispute, Sundre, AB, 2 Sept 2014



    http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/n...rcmp-1.1377902

    Court documents detail a lengthy custody battle between the girl's parents. She lived with her father, Duane Lucius, near the small community of Millet, south of Edmonton, and went to visit her mother on Aug. 28.

    The documents said that when Laura Coward failed to return their daughter three days later, her estranged husband went to Coward's home and discovered the woman had moved out...

    Mounties said a hang-up 911 call on Sept. 2 led them to the girl's body in a vehicle parked on a rural road near Sundre, southwest of Red Deer. Coward was located outside the vehicle and arrested. Investigators have not released how the girl died.
    http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/...a-girl-s-death

    The mother of a nine-year-old girl found dead in a vehicle on a rural road in west-central Alberta has been charged with first-degree murder.

    Laura Coward, who is 47, cried as she appeared in Didsbury court via closed-circuit television...

    Her next court appearance has been set for Oct. 6 in Calgary.

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    This was such a senseless death caused by a selfish mother who didn't love her child enough to allow her to live with her father. What a coward mommy was. This beautiful girl was denied a good life - maybe mommy was bitter and jealous.
    RIP Amber.

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    This was such a senseless death caused by a selfish mother who didn't love her child enough to allow her to live with her father. What a coward mommy was. This beautiful girl was denied a good life - maybe mommy was bitter and jealous.
    RIP Amber.
    Last edited by Caligram; 09-20-2014 at 09:54 PM. Reason: Posted twice.

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    Sad and senseless.
    Last edited by Rainstorm; 09-20-2014 at 10:14 PM.

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    From last month:

    http://calgaryherald.com/news/crime/...-of-daughter-9

    A 49-year-old mother faces a six-week jury trial starting Feb. 21, 2017, in the death of her nine-year-old daughter, whose body was found in a truck on a rural road near Sundre last year.

    Laura Coward, who was ordered fit to stand trial on Sept. 3 following a four-day preliminary hearing, faces a count of first-degree murder.

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    Alberta mom pleads guilty in 2014 death of nine-year-old daughter

    http://rdnewsnow.com/article/527316/...r-old-daughter

    A Calgary woman has admitted to drugging her nine-year-old daughter, then setting fire to the vehicle her child was in.

    Laura Coward, who is 50, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death of Amber Lucius.

    Coward was originally charged with first-degree murder and was to go to trial next week.

    She is to return to court for sentencing March 3.

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    'I will never forgive her,' father tells court about ex-wife who fatally drugged, burned their daughter

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...rder-1.4008596

    Three days before nine-year-old Amber Lucius was drugged and burned alive by her mother, her parents' divorce was finalized, confirming her father would have full custody.

    "I miss my daughter with my whole heart," said Duane Lucius in his victim impact statement on Friday. "I still remember the first day I held her in my arms."

    "I will never forgive her and I will never forget my daughter," said Lucius.

    With a photo of his dead daughter beside him, Lucius stood in the courtroom's witness box and told the judge he struggles to be strong.

    "The saddest day of my life ... was when I was told Amber was found dead in an SUV."

    During the sentencing hearing, Amber's now-17-year-old sister watched the proceedings from a remote witness room.

    The girl ó too fragile to be in the same room as her mother ó was accompanied by her father and the RCMP trauma dog, Ringo.
    Prosecutors Mac Vomberg and Jillian Pawlow have proposed a life sentence for Coward with no chance of parole for 20 years.

    Defence lawyer Jim Lutz has proposed a parole ineligibility of 10 to 12 years.

    At the end of the sentencing hearing, Coward was given the chance to address the court.

    "Every day and every moment I miss my children more than anyone will ever understand," she said through tears.

    Then Coward turned toward her family in the gallery.

    "I'm responsible for my choices ... I beg for their forgiveness and I plea for your mercy."

    The judge will announce his decision on Coward's sentence next Friday at 1:00 p.m.


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    That poor baby. THIS is the stuff nightmares are made of. Why in the world would anyone let this woman's charges get dropped from first degree to second degree? Its clear that she intended PURPOSEFULLY to end the life of her own child... I don't give 2 hoots on whether they wanted her confession or not- she chose to HORRIFICALLY MURDER a child... And she wants to be eligible to continue on with her life in 12 to 20 years? NO WAY, NO HOW. This one has me LIVID.

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    "Vile and Evil" woman was sentenced today to life in prison, eligible to apply for parole after 18 years...

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...cius-1.4019195



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