Woman, 30, charged in connection with the murder of a 2-year-old child in Red Deer

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has charged a 30-year-old woman in connection with the murder of a 2-year-old child in Red Deer.

“On Oct. 10, 2021, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Red Deer RCMP received a request to attend a residence in the City of Red Deer to assist Emergency Medical Services, as a 2-year-old child had sustained critical injuries. The child was transported to a local hospital where they died as a result of their injuries,” the Alberta RCMP said in a statement.

The statement further added that the Red Deer RCMP arrested an adult female at the residence, as a result of further investigation.

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit took over carriage of the investigation, the statement said, adding that on Oct. 11, 2021, the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit charged a 30-year-old adult female from Red Deer with First Degree Murder in relation to the death of the 2-year-old child.

The statement also added that the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes’ investigation indicates the individuals were known to each other, and the general public was not at risk.

Due to a publication ban, the identity of the adult female charged and the victim cannot be released.

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