Mother of Kaden Young will have trial outside Orangeville

ORANGEVILLE – Michelle Hanson, the mother charged in the death of her three-year-old son Kaden Young, will be tried outside of Orangeville.

Hanson appeared in Orangeville Superior Court on Feb. 11 alongside her lawyer Marco Forte to hear if she would be granted a trial outside of Orangeville.

Forte and assistant Crown attorney Danielle Garbaty did not comment following the court appearance.

A publication ban in the case prevents the publication of any information brought up in the courtroom, including possible trial location.

In the early morning hours of Feb. 21, 2018 Hanson failed to stop at a “road closed” sign at the 10th Line of Amaranth, driving onto the flooded road. The minivan she was driving was swept into the Grand River.

Hanson and Kaden, who was in the vehicle with his mother, both managed to escape, but Kaden was pulled from his mother’s arms into the river.

Kaden’s body was found under a bridge in Belwood Lake by a fisherman on April 21, two months to the day the boy went missing.

Hanson was arrested on Oct. 11, 2018. She will next appear in court on March 23 to confirm trial dates.

*Paula Brown is a freelance reporter with the Orangeville Citizen.

Paula Brown