Heartbroken, Émilie Arsenault spoke to the media on Sunday, about a month after the terrible murder of her boys Alex and Olivier.
Share November 15, 2020 3:11 p.m. Updated at 10:04 p.m. Share Wendake drama: the family “angry” with the system
Judith Desmeules Le Soleil With her heart torn, Émilie Arsenault spoke to the media on Sunday, about a month after the terrible murder of her boys Alex and Olivier. “I still have pain, but if I decide to speak today, it's because in addition to the pain, I am very angry and I need to be heard. “
Photos showing the boys, all smiles with their mom, were installed on the tables during the press conference held in Quebec.
Émilie Arsenault, with all possible force, paid tribute to her “little stars”.
“Many will say that I was a mother, but I am and will remain a mother to infinity. It is not because he tore you away from me that that will change, ”breathed the 28-year-old mother.
“Know my loves that there is not an evening when I will not tuck you in as if I was still lucky to have you near me.” I keep telling you that I love you, adore you, for life to the madness my little pitties. “
Anger then took over. Émilie is angry with the DPJ, her former lawyer and all the people who did not listen to her when she expressed her concerns.
Olivier, 5, and his brother Alex, 2, were killed by their father on the night of October 10-11. Michaël Chicoine is accused of murder without premeditation.
She and Michaël have been separated for two years. The last time she asked her lawyer to fight for sole custody of her children was on October 8, two days before Michaël Chicoine committed the irreparable.
The lawyer told him that sole custody was not given just because one parent had concerns about the other.
“Our Quebec claims to have a child protection system. And me when I called on the DPJ to protect my own children, where was this protection system there? […] If you had listened, I might be lucky enough to enjoy Sunday with my children rather than mourn them today. ”
“I did everything I could, but I couldn't carry this on my shoulders on my own. I needed the system to support me and to be believed, ”she continued.
Émilie then listed other women and men who are today in the same basket as her: the ex of Martin Carpentier this summer, the ex of Patrick Desautels in 2012 or the ex of Guy Turcotte in 2009.
“There is not a specialist who has not asked me the following question: do you fear for the lives of your children? Can anyone blame me for answering: I can't believe he would pick on his own children? I was wrong.”
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