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Phoenix's caregiver says girl's death should 'change the system'

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The woman who cared for Phoenix Sinclair during much of her young life delivered a blistering emotional impact statement this morning, asking the commission of inquiry into the five-year-old girl’s death not to worry about "offending the guilty."

Kim Edwards said the child welfare system and members of the aboriginal community did nothing to stop the abuse of Phoenix or prevent her death and it’s up to inquiry Commissioner Ted Hughes to tell the truth about it and call for change.

"We believe purpose of Phoenix’s death is to change the system in a positive and fundamental way," Edwards told the inquiry this morning before it began to hear final submissions expected to last less than two weeks.

The final report is due Dec. 15.

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Updated on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM CDT: Fixes typo in headline.

August 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM: Corrected spelling of positive

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