Accused spousal abuser Ellie Cunningham reportedly appeared in court on May 29, 2009. She’s scheduled to appear next on July 6 for her arraignment on charges of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm with regards to her alleged attack on Adam Cunningham that we described in our previous article Canadian Wife Assaults Husband Who Later Dies .
Here’s an update on the case from the Canadian government quoted from comments on the article Adam Cunningham is Dead, Ellie Cunningham Walks :
Dear Mr. Roy:
Thank you for your correspondence dated April 29, 2009, regarding the death of Mr. Adam Cunningham. I am responding on behalf of the Attorney General, and I apologize for the delay.
As Assistant Deputy Attorney General, I am responsible for the Criminal Justice Branch within the Ministry of Attorney General, including the conduct and supervision of all criminal prosecutions in British Columbia.
Charges of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm have been laid against Ms. Elhan Cunningham. Ms. Cunningham is due to appear in court in July 2009, for an arraignment hearing.
It has not been determined that the injuries Mr. Cunningham sustained in the assault led to his death.
I cannot comment any further as this matter is now before the Court.
The public’s participation in the justice system is important. I appreciate hearing your views.
Robert W. G. Gillen
Assistant Deputy Attorney General
Criminal Justice Branch