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…

Medical examiner tells David and Collet Stephan’s trial that child died of bacterial meningitis

A medical examiner who did an autopsy on a 18-month-old toddler whose parents are on trial in Lethbridge, Alta., says there’s no question the boy died of bacterial meningitis. David and Collet Stephan are charged with failing to provide the…

Stephans’ trial: naturopath said she told Alberta couple to take toddler to hospital

A naturopath has testified she recommended an Alberta couple take their toddler to an emergency room before he died of bacterial meningitis. David and Collet Stephan have pleaded not guilty to failing to provide the necessaries of life to their…

David and Collet Stephan’s retrial set to begin Monday in Lethbridge court

The retrial for David and Collet Stephan is set to begin Monday in Lethbridge Provincial Court. The couple is facing one count each of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their 18-month-old son Ezekiel, who died of bacterial…

Applications dismissed ahead of David and Collet Stephan retrial in Lethbridge

Just days before the retrial of David and Collet Stephan, the pair appeared before Justice John D. Rooke, looking to postpone their upcoming court proceedings. They are charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life in the 2012 meningitis…

Applications to have statements exempt from evidence denied in Stephans’ pretrial hearing

Despite applications from Lethbridge parents David and Collet Stephan to have certain statements withheld from evidence presented during a retrial for their son’s death, statements made when their son was admitted to hospital will be heard by the court. Story…

Stephans won’t be getting money for legal fees in retrial of son’s meningitis death: Alberta judge

A Calgary judge has told an Alberta couple facing a retrial in the meningitis death of their son that they won’t be getting the money they requested for legal fees. David and Collet Stephan wanted $4 million to pay for…