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Trial delayed for man charged in death of four-year-old daughter

CALGARY – A trial has been delayed for a man charged in the death of his four-year-old daughter in Calgary.

A trial was to begin Monday for Oluwatosin Oluwafemi, but a defence lawyer asked for an adjournment due to a colleague’s medical emergency.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Paul Jeffrey granted the application, saying that an alternative for a fair trial could not be found and a new trial date would be scheduled next week.

Oluwafemi is charged with the second-degree murder of Olive Rebekah Oluwafemi, who was found to be in cardiac arrest in 2014.

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The girl was pronounced dead in hospital.

Her father was later arrested in Ontario and transported to Calgary to face the charge.