Femicide in Montreal: a man who would be the victim’s ex-spouse has been charged


MONTREAL — The 36-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of a 42-year-old woman whose body was discovered in a dwelling in the Montreal-North borough has been charged with first degree murder, according to several media.

The man, Antoine Coby, would be the ex-spouse of the victim. He faces a criminal charge at the Montreal courthouse, according to the excerpt from the court rolls published Saturday afternoon.

Saturday morning, the Montreal Police Service (SPVM) confirmed the arrest, Friday evening, of the suspect, who was met by investigators from the major crimes section.

“It is possible that the suspect could be the ex-spouse of the victim,” said Caroline Chèvrefils, spokesperson for the SPVM.

The suspect is not known to the police, added agent Chèvrefils. He is expected to appear Saturday afternoon at the Montreal courthouse and the charge(s) against him will be determined by the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions.

The SPVM had confirmed Friday that the death of the woman, first deemed suspicious, represented the 24th murder to occur on its territory since the beginning of the year.

The victim was discovered unresponsive Friday morning in an apartment located on Lacordaire Boulevard, near the intersection with Charleroi Street, in Montreal North.

“The investigation has been transferred to the Major Crimes Section of the SPVM. Investigators are currently on the scene, assisted by forensic identification technicians, to analyze the scene and understand the exact circumstances surrounding this 24th murder,” said SPVM agent Jean-Pierre in the middle of the afternoon. Pierre Brabant.

An autopsy will be performed over the next few days on the victim’s body.

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