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A Toronto woman accused of forcing her elderly mother-in-law to live in a barely heated garage this past winter was granted bail Thursday.
Dressed in a green prison sweatsuit, Qi Tan, 28, hung her head as an Ontario judge approved her release on $100,000 bail.
Last month, Tan and her husband, Kwong Yan, 43, were both charged with failure to provide the necessities of life and criminal negligence causing bodily harm after police found a 68-year-old woman suffering from frostbite to her arms, fingers and toes in a garage attached their house in east Toronto. A few days later, the couple turned themselves into police and have since remained in custody.