Tuesday, July 24, 2001
401 baby case back in court
Defence awaits disclosureBy GRETCHEN DRUMMIE, COURTS BUREAU
A Toronto mother accused of dangling her baby daughter out of a moving vehicle on Hwy. 401 made a brief court appearance yesterday.
Thi-Phuong Dang, 26, looked curiously at spectators from the prisoner's dock at College Park, in contrast to a tearful appearance last week when she was denied bail.
OPP allege Dang was arguing with her husband on July 14 when she tried to climb out a rear window with the 18-month-old girl.
Details of the allegations cannot be revealed due to a publication ban.
Wearing a bright pink top and green slacks, Dang listened intently through a Vietnamese interpreter as her lawyer, Rachel Grinberg, asked for her to appear again Aug. 13. Grinberg hopes disclosure in the case will be provided to the defence that day.
Dang is charged with failing to provide the necessities of life, common nuisance and breach of recognizance.
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