Sad but true! Father kills his two sons in Edmonton

Edmonton Police Service Homicide detectives have charged a 31-year-old male in connection with the death of his two sons. Their bodies were found in a North-end residence early Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 by EPS while they were completing a well-being check on the home.

Jason Bruce Cardinal, 31, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder of his kids.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.

Autopsies were performed earlier today, however, the cause of death for each individual is pending while the medical examiner awaits the results of further testing.

The names of the deceased will not be released.

Background

EPS Homicide Detectives have one man in custody after two small children were found dead in a residence near 119 Avenue and Abbotsfield Road (34 Street) shortly after midnight on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, December. 19, 2010 police received a call for a welfare check at the above address. Upon entering the residence, police discovered two deceased children. EMS was called to treat non life-threatening injuries to a 31-year-old adult male.

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1 Comment

  1. “Sad but true”? Shouldn’t your headline reflect that he has been charged but hasn’t had a trial yet? You usually have to have a trial before you can say such things, but I shouldn’t be telling professional journalists how to do their job, should I?

    Editor comment_content: You are correct the father is innocent till proven guilty. However police have charged the father in the killing. If he is found not guilty Oye! Times would be first to report that father had no role in the kcomment_IDs death. Please let us know the outcome of the trial.

    It is sad that people who are convicted in the eyes of public through allegations never get the same media attention when they are acquitted.

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