Homicide trial begins although sufferer’s physique was by no means discovered

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The trial of a person who’s alleged to have killed his girlfriend and saved her physique for days earlier than tossing it in a dumpster two years in the past has begun on the Montreal courthouse, although the sufferer’s physique has but to be recovered.

Prosecutor Katerine Brabant made the Crown’s opening assertion Wednesday within the second-degree homicide trial of Simon Brind’amour, 38, a Park Extension resident who was arrested on Nov. 1, 2018, a full two months after he’s alleged to have killed his girlfriend, Josiane Arguin. Brabant informed the 14 members of the jury that, following his arrest, Brind’amour admitted to the police that he beat Arguin with a pool cue on Sept. 1, 2018, after she exited their dwelling on d’Anvers Ave., close to the coroner of Champagneur Ave.,  whereas shouting that she was an abused lady.


Brabant informed the jury they may hear proof that, earlier than he was arrested, Brind’amour additionally confessed to his ex-wife, the mom of his three youngsters, that he killed Arguin. She stated that through the trial the jury will hear proof that the accused cleaned Arguin’s physique, positioned it in a hockey bag and saved it inside his dwelling for days earlier than he tossed it right into a rubbish bin. Regardless of the confessions, Brabant stated, the physique has but to be discovered.