(KENORA, ON) – When typical people think of “grandma” we often think of knitting, good cooking, warm hugs and a calm, relaxed senior woman of high intelligence. Today’s story features a older woman tossing around death threats.
Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court by telephone from the Kenora detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police was a 56-year-old Marie Bouchard. Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding along with Crown Attorney Pasloski and duty counsel lawyer Andrew Desmoulin.
Bouchard is facing a charge of Uttering Death Threats following a July 12th incident. Police have arrested her and held her for bail today.
The Crown is adament about not releasing Bouchard today and wants the matter remanded to go into a Kenora court room for the Crown there to have a chance to speak with the alleged victim. Bouchard is in a Crown-onus situation, this means that the Crown would have to show the courts why Bouchard would have to be held in custody.
Court hears that there are some serious mental health issues alleged and the matter needs to go back to Kenora where they can assess the situation in person.
Duty counsel acknowledges the reasons and request for the remand to Monday in Kenora. Justice of the Peace Neill orders Bouchard to remain in jail until at least the Monday court date where she will have another chance to be released.
(photo not of Marie Bouchard)
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