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P.E.I. woman accused of infanticide facing theft charge

P.E.I. Court. -123RF Stock Photos
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A P.E.I. woman facing infanticide charges made a brief appearance before a justice of the peace Thursday in Charlottetown after she was charged with theft and breaching an undertaking.

Shannon Dawn Rayner was in custody, but the Crown consented to her release Thursday under several conditions.

Rayner was charged in July 2018 with two counts of infanticide for alleged offences dating back to 2014 and 2016.

Those matters are still before the courts, and Rayner is scheduled to be back in provincial court before Judge John Douglas on March 5 after he ordered a mental health assessment.

Rayner has since been charged with the alleged theft and breach of an undertaking.

The conditions of her release include attending all medical appointments as required, taking prescription medications as directed and reporting to the Charlottetown police weekly.

Rayner must also stay away from the Superstore where she allegedly committed a theft.

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