Aurore!  The Mystery of the Martyred Child

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Le Soleil, February 17, 1920, p. 12


The case is now before the Special Sessions of the Peace Court. – The Gagnon couple, from Fortierville, plead innocent and prepare their defence.

Yesterday afternoon, the Gagnon couple from Fortierville, in the county of Lotbinière, appeared before Justice P. A. Choquette in the Sessions of the Peace Court. We know that the couple had been detained by the authorities following Coroner Jolicoeur's inquest into the death of a little ten-year-old girl.

According to the prosecution, the Gagnon couple are guilty of homicide in the death of this child. The couple have pleaded innocent and have vehemently protested that they are not guilty. They are preparing a strong case to prove that the little girl died of natural causes.

The court sent the man and the woman back to jail pending the investigation.

Meanwhile, the internal organs of the young girl have been sent to the judicial laboratories in Montreal, and the court is now awaiting the report of the medical examiner Beaudry.

Source: Le Soleil, "L'affaire de Lotbinière devant la cour," Le Soleil (Québec), February 17, 1920.

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