Medical examiner describes deaths of mother, toddler at Calgary murder trial
A forensic pathologist has told a murder trial that a Calgary woman and her young daughter suffered blunt force trauma to their heads.
Jasmine Lovett and 22-month-old Aliyah Sanderson were reported missing in April 2019.
The next month, their bodies were found buried in a day use area in Kananaskis Country, west of Calgary.
Robert Leeming has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Lovett but not guilty to second-degree murder in the child's death.
Deputy medical examiner Dr. Akmal Coetzee-Khan described his findings through a series of autopsy photos.
He says Lovett appeared to have been moved after her death, judging from pooling of blood in her body.
She also had a black eye and bruising on her face.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 15, 2021.