Stephan’s re-trial resumes; closing arguments expected this week
David Stephan. Photo credit to My Lethbridge Now.com (Sam Borsato)
David and Collet Stephan’s re-trial resuming in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench Monday (Aug. 26) after a two week break, hearing testimony from forensic pathologist Dr. Anny Sauvageau.
The couple is charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life in connection to their toddler son Ezekial’s death in 2012.
Dr. Sauvageau pointed out at the beginning of her testimony that she disagrees with Medical Examiner Dr. Bamidele Adeagbo, who previously gave evidence in the case.
She says while bacterial meningitis is present in the autopsy she does not believe that’s what ultimately caused Ezekial’s death.
The Stephan’s re-trial began in June. Closing arguments are expected later this week.