Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Court Sets Aside Publication Ban on Calgary Parents, Dead Child's Name

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Court Sets Aside Publication Ban on Calgary Parents, Dead Child's Name

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Court overturns publication ban on accused parents

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CALGARY - A publication ban on identifying the Calgary parents accused of causing their baby's death has been overturned.

Jennifer Clark and Jeromie Clark were charged in December 2014 with criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessities of life.

Their 14-month-old son, John, died the day after he was brought to a Calgary hospital in November 2013.

Earlier this month, a provincial court judge at the couple's preliminary hearing agreed to the publication ban requested by Jeromie Clark's lawyer.

The judge also ordered the couple to stand trial on the charges they face.

Several media outlets challenged the ban and, in a written ruling, a Court of Queen's Bench justice has overturned it, saying the lower-court judge made an error. …

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