Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dad to face manslaughter charges for lethal "slap" of 13-year-old daughter (Longueil, Quebec, Canada)

This is such garbage. A mere "slap" does not cause a lethal cerebral hemorrhage. Clearly, dad MOUSSA SIDME punched his 13-year-old daughter in the face hard enough to kill her.

And it also sounds like Daddy has everybody in the family intimidated enough to lie for him and say he never, ever hit the kids before. I sincerely doubt that.

Father to face manslaughter rap for alleged lethal slaps
Updated: Wed Aug. 31 2011 11:39:24 AM

LONGUEUIL, Quebec — A judge ruled Wednesday morning at Longueuil courthouse that there is enough evidence to try Moussa Sidime, 72, for manslaughter following an incident that led to the death of his daughter.

Sidime had initially been charged with aggravated assault causing death.

He was arrested for allegedly striking his 13-year-old daughter in the face twice on October 6, 2010, leading to her death.

Noutene Sidime was a student at Jacques Rousseau High School and died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

A pathologist handed in his report in the preliminary hearing on Wednesday and the accused will now stand trial in a case to be judged by a Quebec court judge rather than jury.

A pathologist had initially been unable to establish the cause of death.

Moussa Sidime spent three weeks behind bars following the incident and was released on bail after a hearing at which two-dozen family members showed up to support him. His wife told the judge that he had never hit his children before.