Calgary grandparents accused of killing their five-year-old grandson are now facing an additional charge of fraud.
Allan Edgardo Perdomo Lopez, 56, and Carolina Del Carmen Perdomo, 49, had their lawyers appear in court on their behalf on Monday.
They are accused of defrauding the government for social assistance money, CBC News reported.
The pair's grandson Emilio Perdomo was admitted to the Alberta Children's Hospital on July 10, 2015.
He was suffering from multiple blunt force traumas and died a week later.
Allan Edgardo Perdomo Lopez and Carolina Del Carmen Perdomo are charged with manslaughter and fraud. (Photo: Calgary Police Services)
The boy had been living in Calgary for about a year, having been sent to the city from Mexico by his mother, who had hoped he would have a better life in Canada.
It took investigators a year to lay charges in his death.
The pair are currently out on bail, but are not permitted to contact each other.
Court appearances for both the manslaughter and fraud charges have been pushed back to Aug. 30, according to the Calgary Sun.
With files from The Canadian Press