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Man Facing Murder Charge in Relation to the Death of a Child from Cold Lake

A 35 year old man from Goodfish Lake is facing a murder charge in connection to the death of 16 month old Veronica Poitras from Cold Lake.

Poitras was brought to the hospital in Cold Lake by a family member in late August. Police say they were advised of the situation later the the same evening. Poitras was then brought to a hospital in the Edmonton area for treatment, but was taken off life support three days later.

The boyfriend of the child’s mother Sherman Robert Whitford is facing one count of second degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Cold Lake on Wednesday.

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