Man charged for stabbing wife to death in Villeray
Montreal police blocked off a building on Papineau Ave. near Villeray Blvd. after a woman was killed. She is the 7th murder victim of the year. (Feb. 1, 2013)
Published Friday, February 1, 2013 8:02AM EST
Last Updated Saturday, February 2, 2013 4:25PM EST
MONTREAL—Franklin Bencosme Lora, 46, appeared by teleconference in the Montreal courthouse on Saturday, he was charged with the second degree murder of his wife, Lluvia Esther Ramirez Gomez.
Early Friday morning, Montreal police found Gomez dead in their Papineau Ave. apartment in the Villeray district—the seventh murder on the island in 2013. The woman in her 30s had suffered multiple stab wounds; Gomez was at the apartment when police arrived.
According to police, the slaying took place at around 2:30 a.m. Two children were in the apartment at the time.
Lora will remain in custody until he appears before the court later next week.