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Emilio Perdomo Death: Grandparents Charged With Manslaughter In Five-Year-Old's Death

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CALGARY — A southeast Calgary couple has been charged with manslaughter in the death of their five-year-old grandson.

Emilio Perdomo died a year ago at Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Medical staff had been told the boy had been suffering from falls, but they became suspicious given the extent of the swelling and bruising to his body and called police.

allan edgardo perdomo lopez carolina del carmeAllan Edgardo Perdomo Lopez and Carolina Del Carmen Perdomo, the boy’s grandfather and step-grandmother, were charged on Friday. (Photo: CP/Calgary Police Service)

Acting Staff Sgt. Mike Cavilla said the fatal injury was head trauma.

The boy had been living in Calgary for about a year, having been sent to the city from Mexico by his mother, who hoped he would have a better life in Canada.

Allan Edgardo Perdomo Lopez and Carolina Del Carmen Perdomo, the boy’s grandfather and step-grandmother, were charged on Friday and will appear in court on Monday.

(CFFR)