After coming face to face with the man charged in connection with her daughter’s death, Carol Todd says she’s ready for a second trial if the man accused of tormenting the girl is extradited to Canada.
Todd travelled to Amsterdam to attend Aydin Coban’s trial where he faces charges in the Netherlands for cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men, one of them another Canadian.
“Seeing him in real life, the first thought that came to my mind is that this is the person that started the whole downhill slide of my daughter.”
Todd says it closes another chapter in the tragedy, but the story of her daughter’s death isn’t over yet.
“We can only wait for the verdict in mid-March and then see where it takes us from there because this journey is definitely continuing.”
But she says facing Coban was hard.
“Hearing some of the things that he had allegedly done and thinking that this is what my kid went through, it was difficult at times.”
Todd’s daughter Amanda committed suicide in 2012 after Coban allegedly talked her into exposing herself on camera, blackmailed her, and a video went viral. She was 15 years old.
If Coban is convicted in the Netherlands, he could be extradited to Canada.
Last week Dutch prosecutors asked for the maximum sentence, nearly 11 years.