Woman arrested again for allegedly helping son flee police after 2017 Lac La Biche killing
An Alberta woman has been arrested and charged again for allegedly helping her son flee police after the killing of a Lac La Biche man.
On Nov. 7, 2017, police issued a warrant for the arrest of Lloyd Wesley Boudreau. Police said the 22-year-old was considered to be armed and dangerous.
On March 17, 2018, police arrested and charged Boudreau’s mother, Margaret Simon, with accessory to murder in the death of Mountain.
On Friday, police announced that Simon had been arrested and charged again with another count of accessory to murder.
Police say they have enough evidence to prove that she was helping her son evade police a second time.
“This is the second charge since March 17, 2018 that Margaret Simon faces regarding accessory to murder in the homicide of Michael Mountain,” Cpl. Ronald Bumbry told 630 CHED. “It is alleged she assisted her son Lloyd Wesley Boudreau, who was wanted for first-degree-murder, since the time of her initial arrest back on March 17, 2018.”
Police said Boudreau had been on the run since Mountain’s death in 2017. He an another woman, Mandi Leigh Boucher, 26, were both arrested in Two Hills on Jan. 20.
Boudreau is facing one count of first-degree-murder and Boucher is facing one count of accessory to murder.
RCMP said recent evidence gathered leading up to the arrest provided the grounds to lay the accessory to murder charge against Boucher.
On the day of Mountain’s death, 26-year-old Boucher of the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement was reported missing. Police said she was known to Boudreau and may have been with him.
Simon was arrested in Edmonton. She is also facing one count of failure to comply with recognizance — related to conditions laid out after her arrest in 2017 — as well as one count of possession of a controlled substance.
She is scheduled to appear in court in Lac La Biche on March 26 for a preliminary hearing.
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