Ottawa man and woman charged in 2021 death of seven-week-old boy

Ottawa police have charged a man and woman in the 2021 death of a seven-week-old infant boy.

Boravy Buth and Patrick O'Connor, both age 35, were charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life.

Police say the charges come after a 16-month-long investigation.

Buth and O'Connor were in court on March 4 and are in custody.

In a statement Ottawa police called the situation "a tragic death."

Police have not yet confirmed the relationship between the two people charged and the baby boy.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 6, 2023.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Meta and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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