Murder of Nathalie Piché: a femicide that will go unpunished

Murder of Nathalie Piché: a feminicide that will go unpunished


The DPCP has confirmed the death of Nathalie Piché's ex-husband, Noureddine Mimounie, who took his own life in detention at the beginning of September, thus ending the legal proceedings against the man who was charged with premeditated murder.

The alleged perpetrator of a feminicide committed in the Limoilou district in June 2021 will never be tried for the crime he allegedly perpetrated. While detained and awaiting trial, Noureddine Mimounie took his own life about 10 days ago.  

The man of Algerian origin had committed the gesture at the Rimouski detention center, then transported to a hospital center where the death was confirmed on September 7.  

The prosecutor in the file, Me Éric Beauséjour confirmed the death during a procedure which was scheduled for Wednesday morning at the Quebec City courthouse. “I filed a death confirmation signed by coroner Jean-Pierre Chamberland confirming the death of the accused and I asked the court to stop the proceedings,” said the prosecutor.  < /p>

Meeting with the family

Me Beauséjour confirmed having discussed with the relatives of the victim to inform them of the end of the proceedings. However, a meeting will be organized with the relatives of Nathalie Piché in order to give more details on the circumstances of the death of the 55-year-old woman.  

They will therefore be able to consult the evidence that would have been presented if the 33-year-old had been tried for first degree murder. Nathalie Piché was the 13th femicide of the year 2021 in Quebec. 

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