An ongoing investigation, involving the alleged physical abuse of a one year-old female child, has become a death investigation. The original charge, against a 20 year-old Regina male, was that of Aggravated Assault; however, the death of the victim has changed the investigation.
The condition of the victim was monitored by the Regina Police Service since the start of this investigation. On the evening of Friday, October 9, 2020, police were notified of the death of the child in hospital. Since that time, the Regina Children’s Justice Centre* and RPS Major Crimes Unit have been working with the Saskatchewan Coroners Service and the Crown to determine appropriate next steps in this case. The accused in the Aggravated Assault has been remanded into custody until October 20th, after a brief court appearance today (Thursday, October 15, 2020).
There are no other details for release at this time. The Regina Police Service will update the public as soon as more information is available.
*The Regina Children’s Justice Centre is an integrated unit, made up of police investigators, child protection workers from the Ministry of Social Services, child abuse physicians from the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and the Crown Prosecutor’s Office.