Canadian charged in drowning death of toddler

Sahab-Jamshidi

Police said Sahab Jamshidi, a medical student from Hamilton in the Canadian province of Ontario, has been formally charged. (Credit: Facebook)

CASTRIES, St Lucia, Tuesday March 3, 2015, CMC – A 33-year-old Canadian national is due to appear in court Tuesday on charges related to the drowning death of a four-year old last month.

Police said Sahab Jamshidi, a medical student from Hamilton in the Canadian province of Ontario, has been formally charged with “recklessly causing the death” of Terrel Joshua Elibox of the southern town of Vieux Fort.

Relatives police that on February 22, the toddler was attending a church picnic with his family when Jamshidi allegedly placed him on a surfboard against the wish of his guardian who watched in horror as the surfboard flipped sending Terrel overboard.

The pre-schooler’s body was found by a civillian two days later floating in the same area where he had been reported missing.

Jamshidi has maintained his innocence.

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