Case of Quebec mother accused in slaying of 3 children put off until January
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, December 14, 2012 7:35AM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 14, 2012 9:25PM EST
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - The case of a Quebec woman charged with killing her three young children has been put off until January.
A judge made the decision today after being told that more time is needed to determine whether Sonia Blanchette is fit to stand trial.
The 33-year-old woman was not in court this morning in Drummondville, midway between Montreal and Quebec City.
The Crown has filed three counts of first-degree murder against Blanchette in the deaths of two-year-old Anais, four-year-old Loic and five-year-old Lorelie.
Blanchette, through a court-appointed attorney, requested a psychiatric evaluation during her initial court appearance.
She has not entered a plea and is expected to return to court on Jan. 4.
The children's bodies were found at Blanchette's residence on Dec. 2. Police have not said how they died.
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