Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fonteece released to half-way house - pending trial

Information Update:

The Canadian Press has reported that Peter Fonteece has been released on bail to a half-way house pending trial in the death of his wife Yolande.

The Canadian Press Article stated:
Peter Fonteece, 46, was released on a recognizance with $1,000 no-deposit bail after a court appearance Wednesday in this northwestern Ontario city.

Fonteece is required to live at Howard House, run by the John Howard Society, and abide by their rules and curfew. He must also report to police weekly and attend appointments with the Canadian Mental Health Association. Fonteece, who is scheduled to be back in provincial court on May 7, is charged with criminal negligence causing death and assisted suicide in the death of his wife, Yanisa Fonteece, 38.

The couple had been driving west when their vehicle broke down in Thunder Bay on Feb. 2, police said. It's believed they were unemployed and headed west, looking for work.

On Feb. 6, Fonteece called 911 and paramedics and police found his wife's body in their motel room.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know any more about this case? I knew the wife personally, and I hope to see her husband punished for this and not escape justice by a psychiatric plea.