Mother Of Toddler Charged With Second–Degree Murder

Audrey Gagnon, 23, from Quebec City was charged with the murder of her two-year-old girl.  She was also accused of committing an indignity to the dead body of the toddler.

Audrey Gagnon was made to appear before Quebec court on Friday. She was in handcuffs when appeared in court in connection with the murder of Rosalie Gagnon. The court proceeding took less than 2 minutes. The courtroom was packed and she looked at the crowd for a very brief period and lowered her eyes. According to the police, the body of the toddler was found in the garbage bin of a home in the suburban area on April 18th with stab wounds.

The mother of the girl was in custody for breaching probation, mischief, and for obstructing the work of police officers. The crown will get 6 weeks to go through the evidence gathered by the police and present it to the judge. According to Mélanie Dufour, Crown prosecutor, there will not be any additional charges against Audrey Gagnon. She said the fact that Gagnon is charged with second- degree murder shows the intensity of the crime.

The next court appearance for Gagnon will be on June 13th and she will have to remain in jail till then.

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Joe Mollen s is the lead editor for Quebec Daily Examiner. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.