Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Regina Woman Appealing Convictions in Death of Young Girl, Abuse of Sister

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Regina Woman Appealing Convictions in Death of Young Girl, Abuse of Sister

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Regina woman appeals conviction in death of girl

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REGINA - A Regina woman found guilty of killing a four-year-old girl and neglecting and abusing the child's younger sister has filed an appeal.

A jury convicted Tammy Goforth last month of second-degree murder and unlawfully causing bodily harm.

She automatically received a life sentence and a judge ruled she cannot apply for parole for at least 17 years.

The Court of Appeal says Goforth is appealing both her convictions and sentence.

Goforth's husband, Kevin Goforth, was also found guilty of manslaughter and unlawfully causing bodily harm and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Court heard the young sisters were severely malnourished, dehydrated and covered in bruises and open sores when the Goforths took them to a hospital in July 2012.

The girls, who can't be identified due to a publication ban, were placed in the couple's home in November 2011. …

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