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Caregiver and group face criminal charges in death of B.C. woman

BY , Jan 29, 2020 9:13 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

A caregiver and the British Columbia society that contracted her services have been charged after the death of a 54-year-old woman with a developmental disability in October 2018.

Coquitlam RCMP allege in a news release that the woman did not receive the ``necessaries of life,'' described as adequate food, shelter, medical attention or protection from harm.

The BC Prosecution Service has approved a charge of criminal negligence causing death against 51-year-old Astrid Dahl.

Dahl and the Kinsight Community Society have also been charged with failing to meet their legal duty to provide the necessaries of life to the unnamed woman.

Police say the woman was found dead in a private home.

Few details of the 15-month investigation have been released by police, but Corp. Michael McLaughlin says an ``exhaustive'' examination was conducted into the months and years leading up to the woman's death.

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