June 18, 2014 5:26 pm

Still no verdict in duckling-motorcycle deaths trial; suspect’s boyfriend warned

MONTREAL — The jury in the Emma Czornobaj trial has been deliberating since Tuesday afternoon and there is still no verdict.

On Wednesday, the jury asked a number of questions to Justice Eliane Perreault.

The ten-man, two-woman panel requested clarifications on a number of key issues surrounding the case.

In one question read to the court, the jurors asked the judge to explain the criminal negligence causing death charge.

This is one of four criminal charges that the 25-year-old is facing, which include two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death.

The Chateauguay resident is accused of causing two highway deaths on June 27, 2010 along a stretch of Highway 30 near Candiac.

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Czornobaj slammed her brakes on the left lane of the roadway, and stepped out of her parked car in order to help some ducks.

It was then that 50-year-old Andre Roy and his 16-year-old daughter Jessie Roy were killed.

The Harley-Davidson motorcycle the victims were riding on crashed into the back of Czornobaj’s car at more than 100 kilometres an hour.

The boyfriend of the accused driver got into a little hot water Wednesday afternoon.

Jean-Pierre St-Onge allegedly snapped a picture of crown prosecutor Annie-Claude Chasse in the court hallways.

Chasse reported the incident to the court.

St-Onge was later forced to apologize for his alleged act.

Day three of jury deliberations is set to begin Thursday morning at the Montreal courthouse.

 

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