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Mother charged with manslaughter of infant child in Wasaga Beach

The child died in April 2020
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TOWN OF WASAGA BEACH - On April 17, 2020, shortly before midnight, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Huronia West Detachment under the direction of the Criminal Investigation Branch began an investigation into the death of an 11-month-old boy in the Town of Wasaga Beach.  

On Sept. 22, 2020, police arrested the child's mother, 39-year-old, Jennifer Marie Morales of no fixed address, and charged her with:

  • Manslaughter
  • Criminal negligence causing death
  • Failing to provide the necessities of life
  • Possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl)

The accused will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie, Ontario, for a bail hearing on Sept. 23, 2020.