From: Julie Ali <
Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 12:35 PM
Subject: autopsy report
To: JUST OCME Admin <OCME_Admin@gov.ab.ca>
June 02, 2016
1) How do I obtain the autopsy report associated with this fatality report:
Report to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General - Public inquiry into the death of J'Lyn Michelle Cardinal
June 02, 2016
On January 13, 2009, Edmonton Police Service communications received a call from Emergency
Medical Services, indicating that emergency medical officers were at a residence where a five
year old child was found deceased in a bedroom.
This child was J’Lyn Cardinal, and as it was further investigated, it was determined that her actual age was four years old.
When police members responded to the home, they noted the victim lying face up on a bedroom floor, and she was wearing only a diaper. The deceased had bruising throughout her entire body, and dried blood by her nose and mouth. As well, there was blood on the pillow of the bed, on the bed itself and the bedroom floor. The autopsy report concluded that, in addition to the external contusions and abrasions, the deceased had two fractured ribs, was dehydrated and a lethal head injury caused her death. J’Lyn Cardinal was found dead by Emergency Medical personnel
at 0824 hours on January 13, 2009.
Report – Page 3 of 6
S.D.C., during the initial police interview, provided no realistic explanation for J’Lyn’s injuries but came to admit, over time, that she was the person responsible for these injuries which led to the death. S.D.C. was charged with second degree murder, with an offence time frame between January 10, 2009 to January 13, 2009. S.D.C. pleaded guilty to manslaughter by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts, in the Court of Queen’s Bench, on October 22, 2010. She received, essentially, a penitentiary sentence of seven and a half years.
2) How do I get a copy of the fatality inquiry transcript?
3) How do I get a copy of the court of Queen's Bench proceedings for October 22, 2010 for S.D.C.'s case?