A 30-year-old man is said to have murdered his mother and grandmother yesterday morning in a residential building where he lived with them in Longueuil.
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“On Monday and Tuesday I heard women screaming. I thought it was a couple’s argument. It took a good five or ten minutes. I told myself it was a big fight,” Michel, a neighbor of the victims, said in an interview with the Journal.
According to our information, Marguerite Lominy, a sixty-year-old, and Marie-Ghislaine Lefebvre, an octogenarian, were killed by Michael Lominy in the apartment that the family lived on Boulevard des Ormeaux, near the intersection with Rue Mousseau.
“It’s a block of flats where people like to party outside in the evenings,” explains Michel, looking at the crime scene in front of his house, where a weapon was allegedly found.
The building where the tragedy occurred. Photo agency QMI, Maxime Deland
According to the Longueuil police, the lifeless bodies were found around 11:30 a.m. The deaths were recorded on site.
Lominy, the son of one of the two victims, was on site when officers arrived. He was taken to hospital to be treated for nervous shock. He was supposed to be picked up by the police yesterday.
“He was screaming and crying as they took him away. Then I saw that he was handcuffed. He was in crisis. Even in the ambulance we could hear him screaming from inside,” says the Longueuil resident.
It was not the first time that Longueuil police officers intervened at this address, a spokeswoman, Mélanie Mercil, confirmed last night.
Lominy had also had brushes with the courts in the past, but since 2012 the charges against him have been withdrawn or he has been acquitted.
The 30-year-old man behaved erratically in public, several neighbors told the Journal.
Christianne Lascelle, a friend of Marguerite Lominy, said the murdered mother had “experienced violence with her son.”
Friend of a victim
“She told me things weren’t going well during the holiday season. She had even called the police several times,” Ms. Lascelle confided.
Investigators were on site in the afternoon and evening to meet with possible witnesses in the neighborhood.
In the evening, relatives of the victims were also seen crying near the crime scene.
A resident of the neighborhood said she was not surprised by the news. “It’s a difficult area here. I immediately thought of murder,” says Annick Gendron.
Police officers and investigators were on duty on Wednesday evening. Photo QMI Agency, Thierry Laforce
Several residents in the area confirmed that they heard screams coming from the building where the crime took place on Tuesday.
“There has been a lot of noise in the last few days. When I return from school with my youngest, 11 years old, I often change the sidewalk to avoid problems. It feels like a ghetto,” says Katie Cosgrove.
-With Anouk Lebel
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