Charges could be coming today in deaths of three Quebec siblings

by The Canadian Press

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. – Police say charges could be laid Wednesday in the death of three young siblings in Quebec.

Provincial police say investigators have been questioning the mother, Sonia Blanchette, since her release from hospital earlier Wednesday.

A department spokesman said it’s possible that charges could be laid against Blanchette, 33.

“If during the questioning they’re able to ascertain that she is to be accused, then that could be done this afternoon,” Sgt. Daniel Thibaudeau said.

“But it all depends. Officially, she’s just being met by investigators and we’ll have to see how it goes.”

Blanchette’s children were found dead Sunday at her Drummondville home under what police have called suspicious circumstances.

Police have not yet confirmed how Anais, 2, Loic, 4, and Laurelie, 5, died.

Investigators had been waiting to question Blanchette, who was taken to hospital earlier this week for unspecified reasons.

Police have called Blanchette an “important witness” who might be able to clear up what happened inside her residence, about an hour outside Montreal.

A funeral will be held for the children on Saturday in nearby Acton Vale.

Note to readers: This is a corrected version. A previous story misspelled Thibaudeau




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