‘Maybe something just cracked’: Calgary mother charged in disabled daughter’s death

CBC News | April 27, 2016, Written by Meghan Grant

“Dedicated.” That’s how a shocked neighbour describes a Calgary mother charged in her severely disabled daughter’s death, amid allegations that she failed to properly care for her.

Patricia Couture, 68, has been charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life to her 38-year-old daughter, Melissa, who died Tuesday. (“Necessaries” is the actual word used in the specific charge under Section 215 of the Criminal Code, although it’s commonly referred to colloquially as “failing to provide the necessities of life.”)

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John Byers says he is shocked to hear that his neighbour Patricia Couture has been charged in her disabled daughter's death, describing her as a 'dedicated' mother.

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