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Edmonton man to stand trial in death of toddler on restaurant patio

10/03/2014 05:56 EDT | Updated 12/03/2014 05:59 EST
EDMONTON - An Edmonton judge has ruled that an accused drunk driver will go to trial on charges related to the death of a toddler on a restaurant patio.

Two-year-old Geo (GEE'-oh) Mounsef (MOON'-sehf) died after an SUV plowed into a patio in south Edmonton in May 2013, pinning him against a wall.

His parents were also injured in the crash but his five-month-old brother was unharmed.

Police alleged at the time that Richard Suter (SOOT'er) had been in his vehicle, parked outside the restaurant, when he shifted into drive instead of reverse.

The 64-year-old faces charges of impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm and refusing to give a breath sample.

Suter will return to court on Nov. 19 to set a trial date.

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