Mom awaiting trial for nightmares about killing kids: Defence 15
August 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
MONTREAL – A mother of seven from north of Montreal is awaiting trial after being arrested in April for dreaming of killing her children, her lawyer alleges.
The 38-year-old mother, whose name can’t be published to protect the identity of her children, allegedly told Quebec’s child protective services that she had recurring nightmares of entering her daughters’ room and stabbing them to death with a knife.
Two weeks after she told her story to Quebec’s child welfare agency, police arrested her and charged her with assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon, and for failing to provide the necessities of life.
“I never wanted to hurt my children,” the mother told QMI Agency. “There was never even a knife, it was a dream.”
Valerie De Guise, the mother’s lawyer, told QMI Agency the criminal accusations will likely not stick because they are based on her client’s statements to the child agency.
The mother of seven was jailed for 90 days and hasn’t seen her children since her arrest.
The Crown declined to comment.