Grandmother of boy who starved to death wants to testify
A woman convicted in her grandson's starvation death is facing stiff opposition to her request for involvement in an inquest examining the case.
Elva Bottineau called the lawyer representing the coroner from prison last week to say she wished to seek standing at the inquest.
Bottineau and her partner Norman Kidman are currently serving life sentences for second-degree murder in Jeffrey Baldwin's death 11 years ago.
Lawyers for Jeffrey's surviving siblings and the office of Ontario's advocate for children and youth say Bottineau's request would only delay the inquest and serve as a soapbox for a convicted killer.