Opening of a public inquiry into the murder of a family in Montreal

Opening of a public inquiry into the murder of a family in Montreal

Several people affected by the murder of Ms. Khellaf and her two sons had brought messages of condolence, flowers, candles and soft toys, which they left near the residence of the victims.

The Coroner's Office announces the holding of a public inquiry into the murder in December 2019, in the Pointe-aux-Trembles borough, of a mother and her two children by a violent spouse she had left .

Dahia Khellaf, 42, and her two children, Askil, 2, and Adam, 4, were found dead in their east Montreal home on December 11, 2019.

The police discovered the three remains when they went to the residence in the Pointe-aux-Trembles district to announce to Ms. Khellaf the death of her ex-husband, Nabil Yssaad.

Following this discovery, the investigators were able to establish that Nabil Yssaad had killed his ex-wife and his two sons before taking his own life in Joliette.

In 2018, fearing for her safety and that of the children, Dahia Khellaf had left her husband who was jealous and violent and against whom she had filed complaints on several occasions for threats and assaults.

The man had been ordered by the court not to approach his ex-wife, which did not prevent him from carrying out his threats.

In his report on this massacre, coroner Alain Manseau criticizes the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) for not having taken care to impose sufficiently severe conditions on the arrest. man to ensure the safety of the victims, even though he knew the danger that Nabil Yssaad represented for his family.

Twice, in August 2018, Nabil Yssaad had been charged with assault with a weapon and common assault against Dahia Khellaf. But the accused was never summoned to trial.

On December 4, 2019, Nabil Yssaad signed a peace bond under section 810 of the Criminal Code. As a result, the charges against him were dropped.

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