Stepmother of 7-year-old Granby girl convicted of murder

The judge must now determine how long the woman will have to spend behind bars before being eligible for parole.

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It took a jury just hours to find the stepmother of a 7-year-old girl, who was murdered in Granby two years ago, guilty of second-degree murder.

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The jury began its deliberations Thursday morning and came out with the verdict shortly after 3:30 p.m. He also found the stepmother guilty of forced confinement.

The girl died on April 29, 2019 and the case revealed a degree of negligence that shocked the province. The girl’s father faces charges in a trial that is expected to be heard next year. The names of the accused and the victim cannot be published due to publication bans.

A pathologist who testified during the trial last month said the girl suffocated after being wrapped in duct tape, including over her nose and mouth. The pathologist also said that there were no other signs of trauma that could explain the death.

While the crime occurred in Granby, the case was transferred to the Trois-Rivières judicial district and a jury heard the trial there. The jury heard evidence from 24 witnesses, including three from the defense.

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