A judge has sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for neglecting and starving his young twin daughters to the point where one of them died in hospital.
The father had pleaded guilty earlier this year to manslaughter and other charges, including aggravated assault and failing to provide the necessaries of life.
The man, who cannot be named, is getting three years of credit for time already served.
A court in Edmonton heard that although the father didn’t physically injure the two-year-old girls, he stood by and watched as they were beaten and deprived of food.
He and his wife immigrated from Algeria in 2008 and the twins and their older brother were all born in Canada.
The father said he feels responsible for everything that happened to the girls and will live with a broken heart for the rest of his life. He offered no explanation for the crime, but said his family found it difficult adjusting to life in Canada.He found it difficult adjusting to life in Canada? Must be our fault then.
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