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Foster mother convicted of manslaughter

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Canadian prosecutors say a foster mother in Edmonton has been convicted of manslaughter in the death of 3-year-old boy in her care.

A jury Saturday found the 34-year-old woman guilty of causing the boy's death in January 2007, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Sunday.

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Prosecutors, aided by the testimony of the boy's nanny, argued the boy died from a head injury caused by the foster mother, who claimed the child inflicted the injury on himself when he hit his head on a toilet in the bathroom of their home.

The nanny alleged she heard screaming and a thumping sound the night the boy died, the CBC reported, noting defense lawyers plan to appeal the verdict.

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