Me Anne-Frédérique Coulombe, prosecutor for the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP)
The mother cannot be identified to protect the identity of her two daughters who were under 10 years old at the time of the events
According to the statement of facts read at the hearing by Me Coulombe, it was a friend who alerted the police in November 2022.
The friend then mentions that since 2020, the mother has sent her audio and video messages when she loses patience with her daughters.
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This witness kept three of these videos, which the investigators were able to view.
Me Coulombe relates that in one of the videos, the mother says she is going to kill herself and asphyxiate herself with the victims in the vehicle. We also hear the woman insulting her children repeatedly.
The police notice in a video that the mother is holding a kitchen knife that she points towards the victims saying he wants to pierce them.
The unworthy mother then sequesters the two little ones. You don't leave the room, she says in the video she sent to her friend. She continues in a threatening tone, brandishing the knife in front of the camera, she orders them to stay in the room even if it means doing their business there.
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The mother's lawyer, Me Benoît Labrecque
In another video, she adds: I'm going to kill them, the two bitches because one of them refuses to answer her.
The prosecutor reports that the images show the two little girls, scared, hiding behind a blanket on a bed in the corner of a room.
I was totally in psychosis at that time, expressed the mother after hearing the presentation of the facts, for which the judge found her guilty last week.
There was no further discussion of his psychological state or current custody of his children, which will probably be discussed when determining his sentence.
She is on conditional release and will have to return to court in April for submissions on the sentence.
The prosecution announced that it will then present the videos as part of its evidence.