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Bail hearing next week for accused killer grandparents

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Gavin Young, Calgary Herald CALGARY, AB: APRIL 24, 2014 -- The brass doors are cleaned in front of the Calgary Courts Centre on Thursday April 23, 2014. The doors come from the old provincial court building Gavin Young/Calgary Herald  (For City section story by TBA) Trax# 00054824A

Gavin Young, Calgary Herald CALGARY, AB: APRIL 24, 2014 — The brass doors are cleaned in front of the Calgary Courts Centre on Thursday April 23, 2014. The doors come from the old provincial court building Gavin Young/Calgary Herald (For City section story by TBA) Trax# 00054824A

The Calgary couple charged with killing their grandson will spend an extra long weekend in jail before learning if they’ll be released.

Allan Edgardo Perdomo Lopez, 56, and Carolina Del Carmen Perdomo, 49, appeared in provincial court Thursday, where their lawyers received crucial initial disclosure in the case.

Defence counsel Darren Mahoney and Brendan Miller scheduled a bail hearing for Wednesday, in hopes their clients can be released pending trial.

Crown prosecutor Jayme Williams told court she will also consider any release proposals the lawyer may come up for the two accused, leading to the possibility their freedom could be consented to.

The couple were arrested a week ago and charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of their five-year-old grandson, Eneas Emilio Perdomo.

The boy was taken to the Alberta Children’s Hospital on July 10, 2015, suffering from injuries family members attributed to numerous accidents, police said when the couple was charged.

But medical staff, which observed swelling and bruising all over his body, concluded the injuries were not consistent with activities of a child that age, police said.

The boy died a week after his admission and an autopsy concluded he died of multiple blunt-force trauma injuries.

In court, Miller said based on the 174 page power point he received in Crown disclosure, he believes the prosecution doesn’t have a case against his client, the grandmother.

“There doesn’t seem to be anything in there incriminating my client,” Miller told Judge Cheryl Daniels.

Williams said the Crown’s case will involve not only the power point presentation “but also, 1,700 pages of medical records, multiple expert reports and photographic evidence.”

News Source Calgary Sun

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