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Woman dead, man charged with second-degree murder in stabbing east of Montreal

Police say a 51-year-old mother is dead after allegedly being attacked by in a family home in St-Basile-le-Grand, just east of Montreal. Police tape is shown at a crime scene in Toronto on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Arlyn McAdorey

SAINT-BASILE-LE-GRAND, Que. — A 53-year-old Quebec man has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his spouse in St-Basile-le-Grand, Que., just east of Montreal.

Police say a 51-year-old woman was killed on Sunday inside a home in the suburban community about 20 kilometres from Montreal.

A publication ban protects the identities of everyone involved in the case; the ban will be challenged by media organizations in court on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the Crown said.

The Richelieu-St-Laurent police force said officers were called to the home at 11:30 p.m. Sunday about an altercation and that the woman was transported to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The 911 call was made by one of the woman's two children, who were inside the home when the attack occurred.

Investigators met the two teenage children on Monday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 19, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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