Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Man Convicted with Wife in Diabetic Son's Murder Files Appeal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Man Convicted with Wife in Diabetic Son's Murder Files Appeal

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Man convicted of murdering son files appeal

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CALGARY - A Calgary man who was found guilty along with his wife of murder in the death of their diabetic teenage son has joined her in filing an appeal of his conviction.

Emil and Rodica Radita of Calgary were convicted of first-degree murder last month in the death of their 15-year-old son Alexandru.

Justice Karen Horner of Court of Queen's Bench heard the trial without a jury and was told the boy was so neglected, he weighed just 37 pounds when he died in 2013 of complications from untreated diabetes and starvation.

Horner sentenced the parents to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Earlier this week, Rodica Radita filed an appeal notice and on Friday, her husband did the same. …

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