Michaël Chicoine, accused of having taken the lives of his two children, aged 2 and 5, was back in court on Wednesday and the public prosecutor asked the court to lift the publication ban which prevented, until now to reveal the bond between man and children.
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Before starting the proceedings, the prosecutor, Mr.e Thomas Jacques, asked judge Réna Émond if it was possible to turn the television on which the accused appeared, so that “the members of the family” could see Chicoine, who was in the courtroom virtually from the Québec City Detention Center.
He later said the investigation into the mid-October tragedy in Wendake was still ongoing.
Thus, the case of the father who faces charges of second degree murder will be brought back to court on January 12, still at the stage of disclosure of the evidence.
Lifting of the order
The prosecution also asked the court, in agreement with defense attorney Mr.e Pierre Gagnon, and with the family of the two small victims, to lift the publication ban that had been issued by the court during Chicoine’s appearance.
An order which notably prevented mentioning the bond between little Olivier, 5, and his brother Alex, 2, to the 30-year-old man.
Recall that the day before the discovery of the bodies of the two toddlers, Chicoine had surrendered himself to the police station in Victoria Park.
Hours later, police officers made the terrible discovery of the children’s lifeless bodies after arriving at Chicoine’s home in Wendake.