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Funeral held for boy, 7, alleged killed by mom

Crying relatives leave the downtown court house. Nerlin Sarmiento, 32, stood with her hands at her sides and her legs shackled as her family, including her husband, watched tearfully from the gallery. Sarmiento is charged with the murder of her son Omar Jajoy

Credits: PERRY MAH/EDMONTON SUN /QMI AGENCY

DAVE LAZZARINO | QMI AGENCY

EDMONTON — A seven-year-old Edmonton boy was laid to rest Saturday as his mother stands accused of his murder.

Omar Jajoy was treated for injury in his Edmonton home Tuesday after police were called to the scene.
He was brought to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Soon afterward, his mother, Nerlin Sarmiento, 32, was charged with first-degree murder.

Police say the death was premeditated. An autopsy confirmed the death to be a homicide. No other details have yet been released.

Jajoy was buried after a ceremony Saturday morning at Our Lady of Guadalupe church in Edmonton.

Sarmiento made her first court appearance Feb. 15, during which court was told of her history of mental-health issues.

She is now being held under the care of a psychiatrist and being assessed to determine if she is fit to stand trial.

Sarmiento is scheduled to make her next court appearance March 15.

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