A 36-year-old New Brunswick man has been charged in connection with the death of  a 2-year-old girl, who died as a result of a massive brain injury on April 9, 2004.


James Paul Turpin of Eel River Bar appeared in Burton Provincial Court on Wednesday and was charged with second degree murder in the death of Kennedy Ann Corrigan.

Police allege that Kennedy was in Turpin's care at the time she was injured and she died from her injuries one week later at IWK Hospital in Halifax.

Turpin was living in the house in Central Blissville, New Brunswick at the time but is not related to Kennedy Corrigan, according to RCMP Media Relations Officer Jullie Rogers-Marsh. Police do not believe anyone else was involved in her death.

New evidence came forward that led police to lay the charge, Rogers-Marsh said.  That evidence will be presented in court.

Turpin was remanded and is scheduled to return to Burton Provincial Court on Monday June 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Central Blissville is a small community south of Fredericton.