The appearance of the father of Laval accused of having killed his children postponed to Thursday

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The appearance of Father de Laval accused of killing his children postponed to Thursday

Laval family man Kamaljit Arora was charged yesterday with murdering his 11-year-old boy and 13-year-old daughter.< /p>

The man accused of murdering his two children and injuring his spouse on Monday evening at his Laval residence was still unable to appear in court on Wednesday due to his state of health. The hearing was postponed to Thursday.

Hospitalized at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur-de-Montréal since his arrest Monday evening, Kamaljit Arora has still not been able to deliver his version of the facts to the investigators or to consult a lawyer, as provided for by his rights.

His court appearance, which was originally scheduled for yesterday, was postponed to today due to his medical condition. The hearing has this time been postponed to tomorrow afternoon, if the accused is able to appear.

Questioned by journalists, the Crown prosecutor, Me Karine Dalphond, was unable to give further details on the state of health of the accused nor the type of injuries he suffers from.

“Mister cannot speak with a lawyer first, exercise his right to counsel and then appear. I can't tell you more. »

— Me Karine Dalphond, Crown Prosecutor

Recall that the 45-year-old man was formally charged on Tuesday with the premeditated murders of his 11-year-old son, Aaron, and that of his 13-year-old daughter, Anzel. He was also charged with assault causing bodily harm to his spouse.

To the extent that the police investigation had provided sufficient evidence to the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions, the charges could be brought against Kamaljit Arora in his absence from court, where a court-appointed counsel represented him.

It is rare for a person to be criminally charged without first being able to speak to investigators and a lawyer. These are exceptional circumstances.

Often, when defendants are injured or unstable, they can appear by telephone from their hospital bed. Which was not possible, this time, considering the defendant's state of health.

Arrested at the crime scene by Laval police, Kamaljit Arora had no known criminal record.

According to information provided by the authorities, the father poisoned his children before tying them up and drowning them in the bathtub. He would then have tried to take his own life, also with poison.

Interrupted in his approach by his wife, he tried to strangle her. She was taken to hospital for treatment for nervous shock.

The couple's third child, an 18-year-old who had just returned home with his mother at the time of the tragedy, who went to a neighbor to ask for help and call for help.

People who need help should call 911 or contact the following organizations:

  • Let's Talk Suicide Canada 1 833-456-4566 (phone), text 4pm-12am ET: 45645
  • Suicide.ca(New window)
  • Kids Help Phone1-800-668-6868
  • In Quebec: 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553), text message: 1-855-957-5353
  • The Canadian Association for suicide prevention(New window)
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