Sask. grandfather convicted of starving granddaughter ends appeal
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:44PM CST
A Saskatchewan man who was sent to jail for starving his granddaughter has given up on plans to appeal.
Court documents show the man, who cannot be named to protect the child's identity, is abandoning the appeal of the conviction and the sentence.
The document was filed earlier this month in Regina and does not give a reason for the man's decision.
The man and his wife were convicted of failing to provide the necessities of life to the girl and sentenced in April to three years in prison.
Court heard that the girl, who was two years old at the time, was kept on a cement floor in a windowless room in the couple's home in the Fort Qu'Appelle area east of Regina.
In the appeal filed in May, the couple said the guilty verdict was unreasonable and could not be supported by the evidence.