A Canadian woman has been charged with the murder of her boyfriend’s lover.
An autopsy revealed the couple were lovers.
Marie-Claude Chateau, 41, is facing charges of second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
She is accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend in the head on Feb. 4, 2017, while he was on a road trip with his wife, Jean-Marc Lautier.
A forensic report obtained by CBC News identified the man as Lautiers brother.
The pair had been dating for about two years.
The autopsy found a knife in the man’s head, but no evidence of any sharp objects.
The man’s body was found in the backseat of a white pickup truck.
Investigators also found an open baggie with a bottle of vodka and a cigarette lighter in the truck.
The victim’s body also contained a bottle containing the woman’s blood.
Jean-Claudes Chateaux was arrested and charged on Thursday with second-year sexual assault and conspiracy, after an RCMP task force began investigating Lauters death.
Investigators say they don’t know if Chateaus motives for the killing were revenge or out of jealousy.
“It’s a terrible, terrible tragedy that we’re going through,” said Const.
Bourque says Chateais family is grieving.
“We want to see justice done for her and her family,” Bourque said.
The two had been together for about three years.
They were on a business trip together and the couple had recently broken up, according to police.
They planned to get married soon.
On Feb. 5, Lauterman had driven the couple to Quebec City for a planned wedding, but was stopped by Chateaucas boyfriend.
“The gentleman in question, the passenger in the vehicle, had attempted to take a selfie with his cellphone, and the driver of the vehicle recognized him and called the RCMP,” Bourques said.
Lauterier died the next day at hospital, just weeks after Chateauns death.
The couple had been drinking and smoking marijuana and had been arguing and drinking with one another, police said.
“I just want to tell my story to my family, and I want to know what happened,” Chateaugas brother, Jean Claude Lautoir, said outside court Thursday.
“This was a tragedy that no one should have to go through.”
Lautieri was a father of two and worked for the Quebec government in Montreal.
Jean Claude was a construction worker and was living with his girlfriend in a house in Montréal.
Both men were married.
The judge set bail for Chateeau at $10,000 cash or an approved deposit.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 6.