Monday, April 13, 2009

Husband declared fit for trial for alleged role in wife's suicide

The Waterloo Record newspaper reported on April 9, 2009 that Peter Fonteece was able to stand trial in the death of his wife Yanissa Fonteece.

The article stated:
A man from Waterloo, charged with assisting his wife's suicide in February, has been found fit to stand trial. A judge made the decision yesterday after a psychiatric assessment of Peter Fonteece, 46. The body of 38-year-old Yanisa Fonteece was discovered Feb. 6 in a Thunder Bay motel room after her husband made a 911 call. The couple were heading to Western Canada when their car broke down Feb. 2. Fonteece is also charged with criminal negligence causing death.

It is important to note that when the media first contacted the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, the media were attempting to build a story for changing the law based on this case.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition cannot comment on the merits of the case until information becomes available.

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