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Quebec man charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of spouse


A 32-year-old Quebec man was charged Saturday with the second degree murder of his spouse, 29-year-old Chloe Lauzon-Rivard.

Her death marks the province's first homicide of 2024. 

Officers with the Granby, Que. police service were called to an apartment on Elgin Street around 8 p.m. on Friday, where they discovered Lauzon-Rivard with marks of violence on her body. She was pronounced dead on the scene and the investigation was handed over to provincial police (SQ).

Her partner, Michael Dugas-Farcy, was arrested around 10:30 p.m. about 180 km away in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.

He appeared in court on Saturday evening and was charged with second-degree murder, and is slated to reappear on Monday. 

Social media posts indicate he and Lauzon-Rivard had children. 

Court documents show Dugas-Farcy was charged with making threats in 2023, but was acquitted after pleading not guilty.

With files from The Canadian Press and CTV News Montreal journalist Rob Lurie. Top Stories

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