A woman from Asbestos would have experienced the hell of domestic violence for more than 15 years. It was at the time when her former spouse put her children and herself in danger that she finally ended the vicious cycle of violence in 2006.
The accused has been detained since the end of June following his arrest by the Sûreté du Québec in this case, more than ten years later.
Charges of attempted murder of her former spouse and four children were laid against the 44-year-old now at the Sherbrooke Courthouse.
The accused then attempted to set fire to their residence in Asbestos in 2006.
Among other things, he used gas cans to commit the alleged crimes.
The individual accused of multiple counts between 1991 and 2006.
He is accused of assault causing injuries in 1991, 1992, 1995 between 1996 and 2004. Assaults with a knife in 1994 and using a shelf in 1995 were allegedly committed.
The individual was also reported to have sequestered her ex-partner in September 1992 and August 2006
Charges of death threats increased in 1992 and between 1996 and 2004.
The victim was also reportedly sexually assaulted between December 2004 and August 2006.
He also allegedly committed acts of violence against his children between 2004 and 2006 on one of them, followed by aggravated assault on four of his children in August 2006.
It was this episode of August 2006 that prompted the victim to end the cycle of domestic violence, while the accused attempted to kill her.
The complaint in this case was made to the SQ nearly a decade later.
The accused was back in court on Monday at the Sherbrooke Courthouse. Her lawyer Karine Poliquin told the court that conditions could be imposed on her client on Tuesday.
Criminal prosecutor Isabelle Dorion could also bring new charges against this individual.
A publication ban issued by the court precludes the disclosure of the accused’s name so as not to identify the alleged victims.