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Guilty of killing grandson

A judge has found a Calgary man guilty of killing his young grandson.

Allan Perdomo Lopez was charged with manslaughter in the 2015 death of five-year-old Emilio Perdomo.

The trial heard that Emilio died of a blunt-force brain injury five months after he came to Canada from Mexico for a better life.

The Crown played a police recording from the family minivan of the accused praying in Spanish.

An English transcript of the intercept submitted by the prosecution said Perdomo Lopez was saying he "didn't want to kill that child."

The man's defence lawyer had said the remark was not a confession and that the Crown cherry-picked segments of the recordings to construct its story.

The prayer was one of 11 police recordings from the accused's vehicle, home and phone that were presented as evidence.

Court heard the boy was taken to hospital unconscious on July 9, 2015, and underwent emergency brain surgery. Emilio never woke up and died eight days later.



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