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Man charged in toddler’s death

Following a month-long investigation, Calgary cops have charged a man with allegedly killing a toddler after making a frantic call to EMS reporting an accidental drowning.

Following a month-long investigation, Calgary cops have charged a man with allegedly killing a toddler after making a frantic call to EMS reporting an accidental drowning.

Thanks to a number of tips, police last week charged a caregiver to two-year-old Jaden Tshimanga in the little boy’s death, saying his original story wasn’t consistent with the injuries the boy suffered that appear to have been caused by blunt force trauma.

Homicide Staff Sgt. Kevin Forsen said police have been probing the March 9 incident since the toddler was rushed to the Alberta Children’s Hospital after an emergency call was made from a house in the 100 block of Dovertree Place S.E.

“The symptoms were inconsistent with a drowning and a number of people came forward from the community and provided us with information,” he said yesterday.

“We were very happy to bring some closure to the mother.”

Police have charged Kadima Pierre Kalala, 27, with manslaughter in connection with Tshimanga’s death.

Forsen added Kalala lived in the home with the toddler’s mother and was not the child’s natural father although he wouldn’t clarify the relationship nor discuss specifics of the case.

 
 
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