Mom charged in newborn’s death suffers mental struggles that may complicate court case: expert

CBC LogoA Winnipeg mother charged in the death of her newborn daughter has a low IQ and little understanding of consequences, a court was told during a previous sentencing hearing — making the current case against her both rare and potentially complex, a legal expert says.

Kathy Bueti, a criminal defence lawyer in Winnipeg, says all that combined makes the current case against Moar — who is innocent until proven guilty — an unusual one.

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