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Charges against Langley's mother accused of child death updated to first-degree murder



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A mother accused of her daughter's death in Langley last summer has been charged with upgrading to the first-degree murder.

Kerryann Lewis was originally accused of second-degree murder at the death of Aaliyah Rosa, seven years old.

On Friday, the Corona attorney confirmed that the charge had been updated.

Lewis is scheduled to appear at the Surrey Provincial Court on January 30 for an accusation hearing.

The police found Rosa Muerta at home in a complex of apartments near 200 Street and Avenue 68 on July 22.

His death is still unknown.

Aaliyah Rosa's father, Steve, and her cousin, aunt and uncle gather around a memorial tree on what their eighth anniversary would have been, on January 15, 2019. (Rosa Family)

In his commemorative service last August, people remembered the girl as a living and kind child that was safe and unconditional.

It was a very difficult week for Aaliyah's father. On Tuesday, the day he would have returned eight, his family met to remember her at a memorial in honor of her.

"We are pleased to inform you today that the accused assassin of Aaliyah has had high positions in the first grade. These last six months have been hardly unacceptable," the family said in a statement Friday.

"We would like to thank IHIT and the Councilor of the Crown for their tireless effort to build the case."

Rose's father and family gathered around a commemorative tree, on January 15, about what would have been his eighth anniversary. (Rosa Family)

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