EDMONTON — An Edmonton judge has ruled a 27-year-old man who confessed to undercover officers is guilty of manslaughter in the death of his six-month-old son.
Christopher Lamarche was originally charged with second-degree murder.
Jarock Humeniuk was found dead, in his bassinet, with a broken collarbone and damaged ribs in May 2017.
Court of Queen's Bench Justice Sterling Sanderman told court that Lamarche's father had testified it was Jarock's second night spent at Lamarche's home as the boy's parents did not live together.
Sanderman said Jarock was sleeping next to his father's bed, while relatives of Jarock's mother met for a barbecue and drinks outside the home.
Lamarche reported his son's death to police early the next morning,
Sanderman said Lamarche confessed to undercover officers two years later that he was frustrated by his inability to stop his son's crying and had attacked him on the spur of the moment.
The Canadian Press