Mother stabs 2-year-old girl 32 times with Nazi dagger for being ‘pain in the a**’, dumps body in recycle bin
Audrey Gagnon will likely spend the rest of her life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. She had reportedly consumed alcohol and cannabis and suffers from a personality disorder
A Canadian mom will likely spend the rest of her life behind bars after she pleaded guilty to stabbing her toddler daughter with a Nazi dagger and dumping her body in a recycling bin.
This past week, the Quebec Superior Court heard the gruesome details in the murder of two-year-old Rosalie, who was killed by her mother Audrey Gagnon, 25, at their Charlesbourg, Quebec City home in April 2018.
Gagnon had reportedly consumed alcohol and cannabis before stabbing the young girl 32 times with a dagger supposedly from Nazi Germany, putting her body in a stroller, and leaving the house, according to the Sun.
Prosecuting lawyer Me Francois Godin said that after the murder, the mom, who had a history of narcotics use, remarked, "The kid's a f****** pain in the a** at night."
Gagnon is then said to have headed to the Terrasse Bon park in Charlesbourg, where she was "unable to continue with the pram" and continued with Rosalie in her arms. "She eventually dropped the child's body at the bottom of a green rubbish bin and dragged the bin which she then left on de Gaulle Avenue," Godin told the court.
The 25-year-old proceeded to head back home, "cleaned the apartment and threw away items related to the murder and crime scene cleanup." She then had sex with her boyfriend and fell asleep.
Her defense lawyer, Marco Robert, said his client had spent most of her childhood in foster homes, where she had been physically and psychologically abused, and been getting psychiatric help because of a personality disorder.
"Since the birth of her daughter, she had done some form of recovery," Robert insisted. "I wouldn't say she was exemplary, but she was doing much better."
Gagnon ultimately pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection to her daughter's death and was sentenced by Quebec Superior Court Justice Carl Thibault to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 14 years.
She also pleaded guilty to a charge of committing an indignity to a dead body, for which she was sentenced to five years in prison. However, that sentence will be served concurrently with her other one.
"You have committed the irreparable. You took the life of your child, your own flesh. You have committed the most serious offense under the Criminal Code," Thibault told Gagnon but noted her criminal record, age, living situation, and mental health.
"Hopefully, in time, you will heal your wounds, your inner wounds, and heal yourself."