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2 women arrested for neglecting elderly woman in eastern Quebec

Surete du Quebec - FILE PHOTO. (Daniel J. Rowe/CTV News) Surete du Quebec - FILE PHOTO. (Daniel J. Rowe/CTV News)

Two women were arrested on Wednesday morning for the criminal neglect of an elderly woman. The 96-year-old woman lived in a seniors' residence in Saint-Moïse, in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec.

They will face charges of criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessary care to a resident.

The Rimouski Major Crime Investigation Division of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) arrested the two women following an investigation that began in 2022 for events that allegedly occurred in a seniors' residence on Principale Street in the small municipality of Saint-Moïse.

Josiane Lemieux-Blouin, aged 29 from Sayabec, and Sylvie Blouin, aged 56 from Saint-Moïse, were interviewed by investigators on Wednesday morning and were due to appear by videoconference later in the day.

In a news release, the SQ reminded the public that any information concerning a criminal act can be transmitted confidentially to the SQ's Criminal Information Centre at 1-800 659-4264.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published in French on July 10, 2024. Top Stories

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