WINNIPEG — A Manitoba man convicted of first degree murder in one of the nation’s most shocking recent cases of child abuse is expected to appeal his conviction to the Supreme Court.
In 2008, Karl McKay and Samantha Kematch were convicted of first degree murder in the gruesome 2005 death of Kematch’s daughter, five-year-old Phoenix Sinclair, a murder that highlighted failures in the province’s child welfare system.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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