Bail denied for Edmonton couple accused of assaulting twin daughters
Published Friday, July 6, 2012 11:50AM MDT
Last Updated Friday, July 6, 2012 6:38PM MDT
Bail has been denied for an Edmonton husband and wife accused of aggravated assault involving their twin daughters.
The parents, who faced charges after their two young children were found in their Edmonton home allegedly malnourished and beaten, will remain in custody awaiting trial.
Police said paramedics were called to the couple's home on Friday, May 25 – EMS arrived on scene to find one of the two-year-old girls in cardiac arrest, and the other suffering from numerous injuries.
Investigators said physicians assessed both girls, who were found to be severely malnourished – one weighed nearly 6 kilograms (13 lbs.) and her sister weighed just over 7 kilograms (16 lbs.).
CTV News has learned one of the children remains on life support.
Police arrested and charged both parents with two counts each of aggravated assault, criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failing to provide the necessities of life.
The names of the accused cannot be released to protect the identities of the children.
Police said a third child, a young boy, was found in the home unhurt – and is now in foster care.
The parents are not allowed to communicate with each other or their children while in custody.