Sunday, June 8, 2014

Dad in "custody battle" kills 1-year-old son in murder-suicide (St-Liboire, Quebec, Canada)

Dad THIERRY PATENAUDE-TURCOTTE had a history of drug abuse, assault, and violent threats. He never should have been allowed around this baby after the breakup of his relationship with the baby's mother.

That Dad killed the baby rather than give up possession (custody) shows that his primary motive was CONTROL and PUNISHING THE MOTHER, not quality parenting time.

Quebec man killed son, self at level crossing amid custody battle

Updated 11:26 am, June 3rd, 2014 10:31 am, June 2nd, 2014


LIBOIRE, Que. - A custody battle over a one-year-old boy could be behind a train-car collision that killed the baby and his 42-year-old father east of Montreal on Monday.

Thierry Patenaude-Turcotte had lost custody of the child just 10 days earlier and had been ordered out of the house the day before the tragedy, QMI Agency has learned.

Eyewitnesses, including the train engineer, told police the father stopped his car in the path of the train at 7 a.m. Monday morning. The train's impact ripped the car in half.

No one on the train was injured.

A judge had recently awarded custody of Nicolas to the mother.

The court ordered Patenaude-Turcotte to leave the family home no later than 6 p.m. Sunday.

QMI has learned that the couple had become estranged and had agreed not to speak to each other unless it concerned the child or the impending sale of their house.

A judge recently ordered both parents not to abuse alcohol or take any drugs in the baby's presence.

Patenaude-Turcotte had a 2004 conviction for drug production in a 2010 record for drug possession.

He pleaded guilty to impaired driving, also in 2010.

In 2012, a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail for driving without a licence and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

He was also awaiting trial in two other cases, for breaking conditions, assault and uttering threats.