Trial resumes for foster mother accused of murder



Posted: Aug 31, 2011 1:59 PM MT

The second-degree murder trial of an Edmonton foster mother resumed Wednesday with the accused taking the stand in her own defence.

Lily Choy is accused of killing a three-year-old boy who was in her care.

The child, who cannot be named under Alberta's Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act., died of a severe brain injury in January 2007.

This is the second time Choy has been tried on this charge.

A jury found Choy guilty of manslaughter in November 2008 and she was later sentenced to three years in prison.

In March 2010, the Alberta Court of Appeal ordered a new trial after finding the judge in the first trial gave the jury a "legally incorrect exhortation" to reach a verdict after they said they were deadlocked.

The second trial is being heard by judge alone in Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench.