One of the first witnesses to testify in the case of a woman accused of leaving her newborn in the washroom of a Walmart store said what she saw in the store bathroom was traumatizing and would stay with her for the rest of her life.
April Dawn Halkett, 22, is being tried before a judge alone in Prince Albert, Sask. She faces a charge of child abandonment stemming from an incident on May 21, 2007.
On Monday, the judge heard testimony from people who were in the bathroom of the discount department store that day.
One told the court that she saw blood drip down a toilet inside a bathroom stall and begin forming a large pool on the floor. When she heard a grunting noise, she said she ran out of the bathroom to get help.
Another witness, Beatrice Stieb, said that when she examined the empty stall, she saw a toilet bowl full of bloody toilet paper and
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