Tammy Goforth granted bail
Tammy Goforth is seen leaving the Regina provincial courthouse after being released on bail Thursday.
Published Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:44PM CST
Last Updated Thursday, August 23, 2012 3:09PM CST
Bail has been granted for a Regina woman accused in the death of a four-year-old girl.
The girl’s biological mother wept in the courtroom Thursday as a judge granted release to Tammy Goforth.
The 35-year-old will have to abide by several conditions, including that she have no contact with minors.
Evidence presented at the hearing and the judge's reasons for granting bail are subject to a publication ban.
Goforth and her husband, Kevin Goforth, are both charged with manslaughter in the death of four-year-old June Goforth.
The couple is also accused of criminal negligence causing bodily harm involving the girl’s two-year-old sister.
Regina police allege the two young girls were abused and neglected while they were living in the Goforths’ home.
On Aug. 1, June Goforth became unresponsive and was taken to hospital, where she later died.
The girls’ mother, Natasha Goforth, says the death has torn her family apart, and that Tammy Goforth shouldn’t be out on bail.
“I don’t think she should be walking free out in public,” she told reporters. “It’s just not right.”
Kevin Goforth is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing Friday and Tammy Goforth is set to return to court Aug. 28.