The alleged murderer Marc-André Grenon cited for trial
The man accused of the murder of Guylaine Potvin will not undergo a preliminary investigation.
The man accused of the murder of Guylaine Potvin will not undergo a preliminary investigation. Marc-André Grenon is directly cited for trial before judge and jury.
Criminal and penal prosecuting attorney Pierre-Alexandre Bernard filed Tuesday morning at the Chicoutimi courthouse an act of charge of first degree murder. This exceptional procedure makes it possible to avoid holding a preliminary investigation and also allows witnesses deemed fragile to avoid having to testify twice in court.
The 48-year-old will be back in court on April 5. A date for his trial will be set at that time.
In addition, Marc-André Grenon is accused of attempted murder in another case. The proceedings take place in the judicial district of Quebec. In this case, he waived his release investigation. He remains detained. His return to court is scheduled for April 18 for further disclosure of evidence.