Edmonton mother who abused twin girls pleads guilty to manslaughter

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EDMONTON - An Edmonton mother charged with neglecting her two-year-old twin girls to the point where one of them died has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

The woman, who can't be named to protect the identity of the surviving twin, also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and failing to provide the necessities of life.

She had originally been charged with second-degree murder.

The girls' father has already pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 years in jail.

The father's sentencing hearing heard how both twins were deprived of food over a long period of time.

They were covered in bruises and had old fractures that had started to heal.

Court heard the couple's four-year-old boy was healthy when police arrested the parents in 2012 and the family's kitchen was stocked with food.

Geographic location: Edmonton

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