Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Regina Man Appeals Sentence in Death of Young Girl, Abuse of Sister

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Regina Man Appeals Sentence in Death of Young Girl, Abuse of Sister

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Regina man appeals sentence in death of girl

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REGINA - A 40-year-old man found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a four-year-old girl and causing bodily harm to her two-year-old sister has appealed his sentence.

Kevin Goforth was given a life sentence with no parole for 14 years.

His wife, Tammy Goforth, is also appealing her conviction for second-degree murder and unlawfully causing bodily harm in the case.

It is not known when the courts will rule on the appeals.

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.

The four-year-old had suffered cardiac arrest and was taken off life support machines after a couple of days. …

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