A Sarnia woman who survived a near-death experience three years ago has been convicted of not providing the necessaries of life in the death of her infant son, as well as obstructing police.
A Sarnia courtroom heard Pamela Noble discovered her baby was cold, blue and not breathing after waking up at her boyfriend’s apartment in London on May 20, 2018. Instead of calling 911 or rushing baby Blaine, born just five months earlier, to a nearby hospital, she strapped her lifeless child into his car seat and took him on the hour-plus drive back to Sarnia before finally checking into a hospital there and concocting a fake story.
Noble’s boyfriend was on parole at the time and hadn’t told his parole officer about their relationship, putting him at risk of being in breach if police were called.
“A reasonable parent would take available steps to obtain emergency medical assistance to ensure that all efforts were exhausted before giving up on their child’s life and, instead, turning to protect a boyfriend from a possible return to jail,” Justice Deborah Austin said Wednesday while delivering her decision following a drawn-out trial.