Crystal's body Saunders was found in a ditch near Saint-Ambroise, Manitoba on April 19, 2007. She was 24 years old. Kevin Queau is accused of having killed her. (Archive photo)
DNA had already played a crucial role during the trial of Kevin Queau in 2015 The analyzes then made it possible to establish a link between the accused and the two attacks which had occurred one year apart.
Kevin Queau and one of the two victims met for a drink in February 2013. Each then had to go their separate ways, but, as the prosecutor clarified, Kevin Queau had followed the woman to the SkyTrain, then to her home.
She does x27;was then taken to a nearby hotel. The man had paid for a room and ordered a pizza.
Later, she got up and told Kevin Queau that she was going to leave. He suddenly hit her and made her fall to the ground, Jason Krupa told the judge, highlighting the sudden change in his character. He then told her that if she tried to leave or scream, he would kill her.
Kevin Queau sexually assaulted the woman in the hours that followed, before calmly getting dressed and leaving the room, we learned in court.
She then rushed to the door and locked it, Jason continued Krupa. Ten minutes later the man returned and forced the door open. At that moment, she thought he was going to kill her, the prosecutor added.
Instead, the attacker would have looked around and left calmly, as if nothing had happened before.
Although the victim provided a name and photograph of her attacker, police did not track him down until December 2014, when his DNA was found in connection with the second incident.
In this case, Kevin Queau had several meetings with the woman who would become his victim.
Mr. Queau was fun, charming and engaging, Jason Krupa said. But the woman also noted an aggressive side that was on full display the night he slapped her and she responded in kind.
< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">He grabbed her, pushed her onto her back, then placed his arm around her neck and choked her until she lose consciousness. All this happened in a matter of seconds, the prosecutor said.
Then she remembers ;#x27;waking up terrified – she thought she was going to die – and seeing Mr. Queau calmly put on his pants, call a taxi and leave.
Kevin Queau was arrested by the RCMP in British Columbia last Saturday.
Both women explained that the attacks they been victims left a deep mark on them.
I thought I was going to die, one of them testified. I was afraid of losing my life.
Kevin Queau wrote an apology to both women, his lawyer read to the court. My selfish and self-destructive behavior has harmed not only my life, but also the lives of those around me. I do not expect to be forgiven, as my actions are inexcusable.
The judge concluded sentencing hearing with a caution. He said Kevin Queau's predilection for sexual violence indicated some form of deeper problem.
He would wise that you get to the bottom of things, the judge advised him. In your interest, and certainly, as I said, in the interest of the people. I think they are in danger after what I heard here today.
With information from Jason Proctor, Caitlyn Gowriluk Sarah Petz and Raphaëlle Laverdière