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Feminicide Terrebonne: the victim's spouse accused

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The building where the Ressource de Lanaudière and the Maison l'Espagne are located, in Terrebonne. (Archive photo)


Gilles Brassard, 81, is accused of the first degree murder of his partner, Thérèse Brassard-Lévesque, 79, found lifeless in a seniors' residence in Terrebonne.

Gilles Brassard must remain detained during the proceedings.

The case dates back to September 30, when officers from the Terrebonne Intermunicipal Police Department were called to the Ressource Lanaudière residence on Yves-Blais Street for two people found unconscious in one of the bedrooms.

The death of Ms. Brassard-Lévesque was noted on site.

As for Gilles Brassard, he was transported to Pierre-LeGardeur hospital after receiving first aid on the scene. He allegedly tried to take his own life.

He was considered the main suspect and placed under police surveillance at the hospital.

The man was the victim's spouse and caregiver. He did not reside in the building.

La Ressource de Lanaudière is a private residence which specializes in welcoming elderly people with cognitive diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer's.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116