A heartless mother in Toronto received 3 years in prison for leaving her child to die in a swelteringly hot apartment while she was out “clubbing”. Clara DaSilva was sentenced yesterday for her child’s death in September 2002 in which her child was left alone for 33 hours in the sweltering 35C apartment with no water or food.
“On four separate occasions on four days, Clara DaSilva simply abandoned her daughter, once for work and three times for pleasure.” When her co-workers asked her how she was able to go dancing every night with a young child at home, she lied to them and said she had a babysitter taking care of her kid.
This is murder in the worst kind of way. This helpless child died a horrible and unnecessary death. The child suffered “severe diaper rash” that was akin to second degree burns from being left alone for so long on so many occasions. Sometimes I think Canada’s justice system is far too relaxed; I think this mother deserves at least 10 years for neglecting her 2 year old child while she partied and slept over at a man’s house whom she had met at the club.
The husband plans to appeal the sentence, I hope he is successful.
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