Father sentenced to 9.5 years for toddler’s 2017 death

A father from Alberta will do prison time for the 2017 manslaughter death of his 19-month-old son.

Joey Crier of Samson Cree Nation was sentenced to 9.5 years Monday in Edmonton.

He and his girlfriend, Tasha-Lee Mack, were both convicted after the body of toddler Anthony Raine was found outside a church in the Alberta capital. Mack was sentenced to 8.5-years in June.

Both adults were addicted to crystal methamphetamine, court was told.

The boy died of severe head trauma.

Video Journalist / Edmonton

Chris Stewart has been in the media for 20 years. He has worked at CBC, Global and CTV as a news camera operator and editor. Chris joined APTN in 2012 in the Saskatoon Bureau and moved to APTN Edmonton bureau in 2015 as a Videojournalist.