Judge urges cross-boundary alerts after Calgary teen died from neglect

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A judge is recommending an alert information-sharing system among provinces for high-risk children to protect youth like 15-year-old Alexandru Radita of Calgary, who died weighing 37 pounds.

Justice Sharon Van de Veen, in a fatality inquiry report released Monday, said such standardized cross-boundary communication “may very well have saved Alex’s life and (could) prevent similar deaths in the future.”

In May 2013, the severely malnourished boy was rushed to hospital but later died from sepsis and untreated diabetes.

His parents, Emil and Rodica Radita, were found guilty in 2017 of first-degree murder.

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Court heard they had refused to accept Alex had diabetes when he

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