Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Chronology of Jeffrey Baldwin Fatal Child Abuse Case; Inquest Starts Monday

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Chronology of Jeffrey Baldwin Fatal Child Abuse Case; Inquest Starts Monday

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Chronology of Jeffrey Baldwin case

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TORONTO - A coroner's inquest into the death of five-year-old Jeffrey Baldwin is scheduled to start Monday, more than a decade after the boy's death at the hands of his grandparents. Here is a chronology of notable dates in Jeffrey's life and events that led up to his death.

1970: A 19-year-old Elva Bottineau is sentenced to one year of probation for assaulting her five-month-old daughter Eva, who had died of pneumonia.

1978: Norman Kidman is convicted of assaulting two of Bottineau's children from a previous relationship.

1998: The Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto gives Bottineau and Kidman custody of four of their grandchildren, including Jeffrey.

Nov. 30, 2002: Jeffrey dies, weeks shy of his sixth birthday, of septic shock from malnutrition and bacterial pneumonia that was caused by sleeping in his own waste. He weighed 21 pounds -- one pound less than he did on his first birthday.

Sept. 8, 2005: The trial begins for Bottineau and Kidman. …

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