June 18, 2009
Woman burns toddler, gets house arrest
By TOM BRODBECK
WINNIPEG — An Ontario judge has handed down one of the most egregious sentences I’ve seen in a long time to a woman who forced a toddler’s hands into a pot of boiling water, causing fourth-degree burns.
For that, Superior Court Justice Helen MacLeod-Beliveau is the latest winner of the Eight-Ball Award, handed out in this column to highlight some of the worst perversions of justice in our [Canadian] court system….(Full Story)
Note by F4L: CNews got the date of the crime wrong in the article. The crime against the little boy took place in 2007, not in 1997; but the following identifies an additional article about the case.
The IntelligencerJune 17, 2009
Mom seeking justice for child victims
Posted By Jeremy Ashley
At times, Damon Reddom Stone is a haunted four-year-old.
Sitting on his mothers lap Monday, he ran his hands over her fingertips.
He said, Mommy, I wish I had normal hands like you, recalled Tina Reddom this week.
Every so often, she said, her youngsters mind drifts back to the morning of Oct. 16, 2007 when a 24-year-old city woman in a fit of supposed rage forced his tiny hands into a pot of boiling water in the Applewood Drive apartment she shared with her then-boyfriend, Damon’s father.
Damon, who was two at the time, sustained serious burns and will require several surgeries, skin grafts and therapy to treat the wounds….(Full Story)