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2 women arrested for neglecting elderly woman in Eastern Quebec

2 women arrested for neglecting elderly woman in Eastern Quebec
2 women arrested for neglecting elderly woman in Eastern Quebec

Two women were arrested Wednesday morning for criminal neglect of an elderly woman. The 96-year-old woman lived in a seniors’ residence in Saint-Moïse, in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec.

They are charged with criminal negligence resulting in death and failure to provide necessary care to a resident.

The Rimouski Major Crime Investigation Division of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) arrested the two women following an investigation that began in 2022 into events that allegedly took place at a retirement home on Principale Street in the small community of Saint-Moïse.

Josiane Lemieux-Blouin, 29, from Sayabec, and Sylvie Blouin, 56, from Saint-Moïse, were questioned by detectives on Wednesday morning and were expected to appear later in the day via videoconference.

In a press release, the SQ reminded the public that any information regarding a criminal offense can be confidentially reported to the SQ’s Criminal Information Center at 1-800 659-4264.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published in French on July 10, 2024.