Baie-Saint-Paul: the son accused of the murder of his mother
Jean-Philippe Blais Gagnon, 29, was charged with the second-degree murder of his mother, Violaine Gagnon, committed on August 3 in Baie-Saint-Paul.
The 59-year-old victim was found dead at his home on Saint-Adolphe Street on Saturday afternoon. Her co-workers were worried that she was missing and alerted the emergency services.
Always dressed in the white suit provided by the police to the detainees, Blais Gagnon appeared by videoconference from the courthouse of La Malbaie at 11 am Monday, a little more than 24 hours after being apprehended in Quebec City, at the wheel of his vehicle.
The man was interrogated by the investigators all day Sunday, at the headquarters of the Sûreté du Québec. The agents finally arrested him for murder at the end of the day.
Crown Attorney Marie-Ève Béliveau-Brunet asked the court to prohibit the accused from contacting two individuals, potential witnesses in the investigation. Briefly, the accused replied that he understood the order.
The file has been postponed until 4 September. Like all accused of murder, Jean-Philippe Blais Gagnon will have to apply to the Superior Court if he wishes to obtain a release during the proceedings.
Colleagues and neighbors describe Violaine Gagnon as a kind and loved person. She had been working at the IGA bakery in Baie-Saint-Paul for about three years.
Since the announcement of her death, colleagues and neighbors describe Violaine Gagnon as a kind and loved person. She had been working at the IGA bakery in Baie-Saint-Paul for about three years.
The relationship she had with her son is described as tumultuous by her relatives.
The SQ is discreet about the details of events. Ms. Gagnon’s home was combed on Sunday, as a safety perimeter was erected in the area throughout the weekend. With Judith Desmeules