Mother of dead 7-year-old Chomedey girl to make second court appearance Monday

The mother of 7-year-old Chomedey girl who died under apparently violent circumstances is expected to make a court appearance on Monday, after being arraigned and charged with criminal negligence causing death following her arrest last Friday.

According to published reports over the weekend, evidence gathered by the Laval Police Department suggests the alleged acts took place between Dec. 30 and Jan. 3.

Since a publication ban currently forbids revealing the identity of the victim, the identity of the accused also cannot be provided.

Emergency responders and police who were called to the home on Le Boutillier St. in Chomedey on Jan. 3 found the girl lifeless and her body already in rigor mortis.

Reports said the girl’s body appeared to show signs of severe abuse, including second-degree burns to 80 per cent of her body.

According to La Presse on Saturday, the LPD has the preliminary results of an autopsy, but is waiting for additional autopsy information before making a statement.