Ottawa man and woman charged in 2021 death of seven-week-old boy

Charged in death of baby

Ottawa police have charged a man and woman in the October 2021 death of a seven-week-old baby boy.

Police have confirmed that the 35-year-old woman is the baby's mother. They have not said what relationship the 35-year-old man has to the infant.

The pair were arrested on March 3 after a 16-month-long investigation and charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life.

The names of both accused are under a publication ban. 

The man and woman were in court on March 4 and are in custody. 

In a statement, Ottawa police called the situation "a tragic death." 

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