Daughter charged in Edmonton woman’s death. From the murder in 2010 to the sentencing in 2017. It’s complicated.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 | 4:42 PM MT
Edmonton homicide detectives have arrested 27-year-old Kirsten Lamb and charged her with first-degree murder in the death of her mother, Sandra Lamb, 49. (Read more)
Mind you, few issues need to be resolved before Kirsten Lamb’s role in the death of her mother can be decided on.
Kirsten Lamb pregnancy must be explained: ethics specialist
Janice Johnson, Caitlin Hanson · CBC News · Posted: Sep 12, 2014 6:00 AM MT | Last Updated: September 12, 2014
On Thursday, a jury found 31-year-old Kirsten Lamb mentally unfit to stand trial in the death of her mother.
Sandra Lamb, 49, was found dead inside her Capilano home in November 2010. The older woman was found with her throat slashed and blunt force trauma to her head and neck.
Kristen Lamb showed up to her hearing earlier this week visibly pregnant. Court was told that she is due in early November.
The child was conceived while Lamb was a patient at Alberta Hospital, where she has lived in a secure ward since December 2013.
A psychiatrist said he believes Lamb is schizophrenic and suffers from delusions. She is not on her anti-psychotic medication because of her pregnancy.
“Whether it’s a caregiver who really was supposed to be taking care of her and not taking advantage of her … or whether it’s another patient or inmate – which means the security systems and protections for other patients are not as strong as they need to be – either way, there’s a problem there,” said Shanner.
“There needs to be an inquiry into how it’s possible, not just that a patient gets pregnant – but that a patient in what’s supposed to be a secure lockdown gets pregnant,” she added.
Shanner said the pregnancy raises questions of consent, noting that a severely delusional schizophrenic could not provide informed consent to sex…. (More…)
Kirsten Lamb did eventually receive an 11-year sentence, of which, of course, she did not have to serve very much.
11-year sentence for woman who killed her mother with a hammer
Claire Theobald, Edmonton Sun, March 31, 2017
Did that, or will it, drive all of her demons out? Time will tell.