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Slain Clearwater woman's family fights for custody of her three children

Angila Wilson was found deceased in her home on Easter weekend. Her common-law husband has been charged with first degree murder.
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February 26, 2015 - 9:29 AM

HOPE, B.C. - The brother of a woman killed last year says he and his wife are struggling to gain custody of his sister's three children in foster care.

Angila Wilson was found dead in her Clearwater, B.C., home in April 2014 and her common-law spouse Iain Scott has since been charged with her murder.

Frank Wilson, who lives in Hope, says he promised his sister before she died that he would take care of her kids — ranging in age from three to seven — if anything ever happened to her.

But he and his wife say they haven't been able to gain custody, because the Ministry of Children and Family Development won't transfer the file to Hope from Clearwater.

A spokesperson for the ministry called the situation tragic and difficult but would not comment on the specifics of individual cases.

NDP spokesman for children and family development Doug Donaldson is calling on the Liberal government to immediately place the children in permanent care with the family.

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