Caseworker testifies again at Baldwin inquest
TORONTO - A children's aid worker who handled the case of a Toronto boy who starved to death while in his grandparents' care is due to testify again today at a coroner's inquest into the case.
Margarita Quintana of the Catholic Children's Aid Society said last week the couple who took Jeffrey Baldwin into their care were seen as reliable and supportive.
She testified she had no concerns that would have prompted a search of the couple's records.
The inquest has heard that both Elva Bottineau and her partner Norman Kidman had a history of child abuse, including separate convictions and various dealings with the children's aid society.
Bottineau and Kidman are currently serving life sentences for second-degree murder in Jeffrey's death 11 years ago.
When he died, five-year-old Jeffrey was just 21 pounds â€” about what he weighed when he was first sent to his grandparents four years earlier.