Calgary woman charged in 2004 infant murder

Information gathered by Calgary police has led them reclassify a 2004 infant death as a homicide, they said Friday.

 

Calgary police have laid charges against Calgary mom in relation to the 2004 death of her infant son.

 

The charges come nearly six years after the 10-month-old child, Sean Ronald Fewer, was first brought to hospital after being found in his crib not breathing at a home in the 4900 block of 35 Ave SW.

 

Upon reaching hospital, the child was declared dead - determined as natural causes.

 

On May 27, 2010, police were called to the Alberta Children's Hospital for reports of a child having medical distress, police said. A five-year-old boy was in hospital with his mother and was having breathing difficulties and unable to stand up. According to police, doctors determined the symptoms were not consistent with an illness but instead a form of trauma.


Five days later, the 32-year-old mom of the boy was charged with one count of attempted murder, choking with intent and failing to provide the necessities of life, according to police. At that time an extensive criminal investigation was launched into the woman's history, and that of her children.


After information collected in that investigation, the 2004 death of the woman's son has been reclassified as a homicide, police said. Information that was collected supports the cause of death to be consistent with smothering.


Stacey Joy Bourdeaux, 33, is now charged with second-degree murder, according to police.