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Inquest into Native toddler's death hears from killer

The inquest into the death of a Native toddler heard from the man who killed 10-month-old Sherry Charlie in September 2002.

Ryan George, Sherry's great-uncle, testified that he should have never been allowed to take care of Sherry and her old brother. He said a First Nations child welfare agency knew of his criminal and violent past. George is serving a 10-year sentence for Sherry's death.

The inquest also heard from Sherry's mother. Juliana Frank, 24, had her kids taken away from her because they were deemed "at risk" by the child welfare agency. Frank, now pregnant with her third child, said she continues to battle alcoholism.

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