The father and stepmother of Shakeil Boothe, the 10-year-old boy whose battered body was discovered in a suburban Toronto home were sentenced on Thursday. The boy’s step-grandmother Claudette Boodth says she regrets not calling the authorities sooner. The child’s father Garfield Boothe, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 18 years. The boy’s stepmother Nichelle Boothe-Rowe, was handed a life sentence with no chance of parole for 13 years.
Video: ‘Police encounters with people in crisis’ report released
Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci spoke about his recommendations in his report titled ‘police encounters with people in crisis’. The 350 page report outlines 84 recommendations for police. The report was sparked following the killing of Toronto teenager Sammy Yatim, 18, on an empty streetcar last summer.