A 36-year-old man is facing two counts of first-degree murder, and several other criminal charges, in connection with the discovery of the bodies of a 37-year-old woman and her 5-year-old son in the Lower St. Lawrence community of Routhierville Monday.
Christian Chabot, a Montreal resident, appeared before a judge in Rimouski today. He returns to court on June 19.
Chabot had once dated the 37-year-old victim, Michelle Clusiau, and was not allowed to be near her 5-year-old son Mathieu Clusiau Perron. In September, he pleaded guilty to assaulting the child.
He was sentenced to a day in jail and three years' probation.
The bodies were found in an abandoned blue 1994 Dodge Shadow that had been reported stolen earlier in the day in Laval, and was driven some 700 kilometres during the day.
Shortly before arriving in Routhierville, it was involved in a hit-and-run accident.