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The cause of death on January 1 at the Fraser Valley settlement in British Columbia has not been released.
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Lisa Batstone, a woman serving an indeterminate prison sentence for killing her eight-year-old daughter, has died in custody, says the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).
The cause of death on January 1 at the Fraser Valley Institution in British Columbia has not been released.
This is a multi-level facility for women, with a minimum security residential type unit.
Lisa Batstone's lawyers say her death came as a surprise to those close to her total.
Everyone who helped Lisa cope with this tragic chapter in her life is struck by this sudden loss and demand public answers on the circumstances of his death, they declare in a press release.
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Little Teagan's body was found in the back trunk of the family car in 2014. Lisa Batstone had held a plastic bag over her nose and the child's mouth for four to five minutes. She then attempted suicide, but failed.
The mother was convicted of second degree murder in 2019 for the choking death of his daughter.
In 2022, Lisa Batstone's appeal was rejected. In its decision, the Court of Appeal noted that the woman had never accepted her breakup with Teagan's father, adding that she had intended to kill herself, but she did not didn't want to leave his daughter with him.
Gabe Batstone, the victim's father, emphasizes that the death of his ex-spouse does not erase the pain and loss of Teagan, whose absence is felt every day.
However, he adds, the burden is lightened […] We no longer face the prospect of possible release, an event which would have constituted an undeniable risk for other innocent children.
Our main goal is to& #x27;honor Teagan's memory and cherish the happiness she brought to our lives.
A quote from Gabe Batstone, father of the victim
The Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances of the incident, as is always the case when a death occurs occurs during detention.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call 988, a crisis helpline, accessible 24/7 by telephone and SMS.
With information from Liam Britten and The Canadian Press