Mom of dead Regina toddler to march for justice
Amanda Trevors speaks to CTV News outside the Regina provincial courthouse Friday.
Published Friday, September 21, 2012 11:28AM CST
Last Updated Friday, September 21, 2012 11:47AM CST
As the man accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter seeks bail, a Regina woman has organized a march to push for justice reforms.
Amanda Trevors says people accused of killing children shouldn’t be granted bail. She also wants to see stiffer sentences for those convicted of such crimes.
“People that are responsible for taking the lives of children are innocent until proven guilty,” Trevors said.
“But there’s a reason why they’re behind bars.”
Adam Cyr has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of two-year-old Natalia Shingoose.
On Thursday, a lawyer for Cyr said the defence will seek bail in early October, ahead of a preliminary hearing in the case.
Outside the courthouse, Trevors said the fact that Cyr could be released from custody “enrages” her.
“We love that little girl more than anything in life itself,” she said. “My son, I have to explain to him why he can’t see his sister.”
More than a dozen relatives and supporters were in the courtroom Thursday, many wearing hooded sweatshirts that read “Natalia Marie Dawn Shingoose deserves justice.”
The little girl was found dead at a home in the 600 block of Garnet Street on June 21.
Trevors described her daughter as smart, energetic and full of life.
“Everybody would fall in love with her as soon as they met her,” she said, wiping away tears.
Cyr is scheduled to appear in court for a bail hearing Oct. 4.
The public march from the Saskatchewan legislature to Court of Queen’s Bench is set to begin Monday at 8 p.m. More information can be found on the Facebook group A walk for the silenced children.