Restart in trial for Strathroy couple

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Restart in trial for Strathroy couple

Photo provided by XFM News Reporter Sofia Rodriguez

Despite the graphic nature of the case, London’s courthouse didn’t see too much traffic this morning.

A trial investigating the death of 20-month old baby, Ryker Daponte-Machaud, had a second beginning this morning. The trial first took place back in Fall of last year, but was delayed after accused Amanda Dumont, mother of baby Ryker, had to undergo surgery for appendicitis.

Dumont’s partner, Scott Bakker, will also stand on trial today and they are both being charged with criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessities of life.

Attendees in the courthouse today were mostly media, no jury was present, and an expert revealed that Ryker’s death could have been prevented. XFM News Reporter, Sofia Rodriguez, was at the trial and also noted that autopsy photos of Ryker would not be shown due to the sensitivity of the case.

The trial is expected to last for at least three weeks and is still in the early stages. For more updates, tune into the hourly newscasts on 106.9 The X.


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