A seven year old boy from Edmonton was at the centre of a courtroom drama in an Alberta Superior Courthouse this morning when he challenged a court ruling over who should have legal custody of the juvenile.
The boy has a history of being beaten repeatedly by both parents and the judge had previously awarded custody to the boy's aunt.
The boy confirmed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and refused to live there. When the judge then suggested that he be placed with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they beat him more severely than anyone.
The judge, in an unprecedented ruling, dramatically allowed the boy, in spite of his youth and
obvious inexperience, to make his own choice as to who should have legal guardianship over him.
In front of a packed and cheering courtroom this morning, custody was subsequently granted to the Edmonton Eskimos as the boy stated his firm belief that they are, in point of fact, not
capable of beating anyone.
.......and so the season (that counts) begins:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: