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Quebec woman charged with second-degree murder in two-year-old daughter’s stabbing death

Audrey Gagnon is escorted by police on her way to the courthouse in Quebec City, Thursday, April 19, 2018. .
Audrey Gagnon is escorted by police on her way to the courthouse in Quebec City, Thursday, April 19, 2018. . Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press

A Quebec woman whose two-year-old daughter was found dead last week has been charged with second-degree murder in her slaying.

The charge was laid against Audrey Gagnon Friday as she appeared before a judge at the Quebec City courthouse.

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She was also charged with causing an indignity to the body of Rosalie Gagnon.

Police found her body in a garbage can April 18.

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The girl was pronounced dead in hospital and police say an autopsy indicates she was stabbed to death.

Gagnon, 23, was previously charged with arson and obstructing the work of a police officer.

“For the moment, the charges we have to lay, have been laid (against Audrey Gagnon) according to the evidence we have in our possession,” said Crown prosecutor Melanie Dufour.

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Dufour was unable to confirm if the police investigation into Rosalie Gagnon’s death is completed.

Audrey Gagnon will make her next court appearance on June 13.