Author Topic: Tina Fontaine - age 15 - murdered - August 2014  (Read 9189 times)

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Re: Tina Fontaine - age 15 - murdered - August 2014
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2018, 12:32:49 PM »
Re-try on what evidence? All the crown had was hearsay. Cormier had claimed he knew how Tina died and he was overheard bragging about being the killer. In the week before Tina's death, she had been seen with Cormier. No hard evidence. Nothing on the duvet she was wrapped in. I believe he was the killer though as he even admitted on an interview with CBC that he had a violent temper. I'm sure he snapped for some reason.

Such a sad ending to a young troubled life. Tina's great aunt Ms. Favel tried hard to have Tina safe and she was failed. What is one to do in a case like that? Tina kept running away from the safety of the establishment. She was just a child with so much sorrow in her family. Plus she had a mind of her own and did as she pleased. 

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Re: Tina Fontaine - age 15 - murdered - August 2014
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2018, 12:46:58 PM »
Cormier should be classed as a pedophime and should face other charges; I agree on that. Tina had also spent time with her cousin Jeanneane who was murdered around the same time but her murderers were indigenous gang members.

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/supporters-of-tina-fontaines-family-march-in-winnipeg-to-support-her-family

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Cormier admitted on undercover police tapes that he had sex with the teen. The Crown had argued that a possible motive for the killing was that Cormier found out she was only 15.

Tina?s body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down with rocks, was pulled from the river eight days after she was reported missing. Cormier was charged more than a year later.

Tina was being sexually exploited after coming to Winnipeg from her home on the Sagkeeng First Nation, 120 kilometres north of Winnipeg.

The jury heard how her relatively stable upbringing spiralled out of control when her father was murdered. Her mother came back into her life and Tina had gone to visit her in Winnipeg, where the girl descended into life on the streets.

She and her boyfriend met the much-older Cormier in the summer of 2014. The jury heard Cormier gave the couple a place to stay, gave Tina drugs and had sex with her.