Stepmother found guilty of second-degree murder in death of 7-year-old Quebec girl

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Published December 9, 2021 at 4:53 pm

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Que. — A Granby, Que., woman has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of her seven-year-old stepdaughter.

A jury rendered its verdict at the courthouse in Trois-Rivières, Que., just after 3:30 p.m. today, the same day it began deliberations.

The 38-year-old woman, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her other children, was also found guilty of forcible confinement. 

The girl was found by authorities in critical condition in her family home in April 2019 and died in hospital a day later.

A paramedic who testified at the stepmother’s trial in October, said the girl was not breathing and didn’t have a pulse when she arrived.

The Crown presented evidence that the girl had been wrapped in tape before her death.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 9, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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