Crown appeals not guilty verdict in David and Collet Stephan case

The Crown is appealing the not guilty verdict in the case of an Alberta couple charged with not seeking medical help sooner for their sick toddler son. Last month, Justice Terry Clackson acquitted David and Collet Stephan of failing to…

Judge’s comments in Lethbridge retrial ‘prejudiced, racist’: association of Nigerian doctors

An Alberta judge’s comments about an expert witness at the trial of parents who were accused in their son’s death were “prejudiced, racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant,” says a letter by a group that represents Nigerian doctors in Canada. The letter…

Complaint filed regarding judge’s comments in Lethbridge trial: ‘Some may perceive racism’

Dozens of medical and legal experts have filed a complaint with the Canadian Judicial Council against an Alberta judge, alleging he made comments that could be perceived as racist about a medical examiner from Nigeria. Queen’s Bench Justice Terry Clackson…

David Stephan speaks to media following acquittal

September 19 2019 6:12pm David Stephan speaks to reporters after being found not guilty in the 2012 death of his 18-month-old son Ezekiel. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var…

David and Collet Stephan, charged in toddler son’s death, to learn fate from judge

A judge is to rule Thursday whether an Alberta couple who treated their son with herbal remedies rather than seek medical attention should be held responsible in his death. David and Collet Stephan are charged with failing to provide the…

Trial for David and Collet Stephan resumes Tuesday

The trial of a couple charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life for their son resumes Tuesday in Lethbridge. David and Collet Stephan are on trial for a second time for allegedly failing to provide the necessaries of…

Cross-examination of medical examiner becomes heated in Stephans’ retrial

There were some very heated moments during testimony at the retrial of David and Collet Stephan on Thursday. The couple is charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life to their son, Ezekiel, who died in March 2012. READ…

Father accused in son’s meningitis death says boy wasn’t sick enough to make parents worry

A father accused in his son’s death has taken the stand in a southern Alberta courtroom where the man and his wife are accused of failing to get medical attention for the toddler. David Stephan and his wife, Collet, are…

Pediatric doctor cross-examined in retrial of David and Collet Stephan

After taking the stand Thursday in the retiral of David and Collet Stephan, Dr. Shauna Burkholder, the first doctor to assess 18 month old Ezekiel Stephan upon arriving at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary faced cross examination Friday. David and…