Wallaceburg slaying suspect staying in jail

CHATHAM – The young Wallaceburg woman facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of a Dover Township man is staying in jail after a Friday bail hearing.

Kourtny Audette, 25, made a brief video appearance in a Chatham courtroom Friday morning. Dressed in dark-coloured clothing, a subdued Audette was quiet during the proceedings - writes lfpress.com.

Assistant Crown attorney Nick Bazylko spoke to the court about the charge, while defence lawyer Gudrun Mueller-Wilm represented the accused.

There was a publication ban on any evidence presented during the bail appearance. Audette will make another video appearance in Chatham court on May 2.

Police have said emergency crews responded to a Book Street home in Wallaceburg at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A 24-year-old man was found without vital signs and pronounced dead at the scene.

A neighbour, who didn’t want to be identified, said the young woman moved into the home just a few weeks ago. The neighbour was home with family on Wednesday evening.

“It was strange. We didn’t hear (anything),” she said.

Another neighbour came over and alerted her to the sirens and fire truck that pulled up. “We saw the police taking her out. She was screaming and fighting with police,” she said.

She said the woman later calmed down before police put her in a cruiser and took her away.

Another neighbour, Ryan Langstaff, said he knew Audette before she moved into the neighbourhood last month. “She was one of my friend’s best friends.”

He said Audette was a “cheery and happy-go-lucky” person, so hearing she was charged with first-degree murder was a huge shock.

“I didn’t think anything like that would ever happen,” Langstaff said. “I couldn’t believe it. It’s crazy. It just shows that something like this can happen anywhere.”

He said he didn’t know the man who died.

Langstaff said he came home Wednesday evening to see his street full of emergency vehicles.

The unnamed neighbour said she believed the suspect’s father owned the house. He moved out, the neighbour said, and Audette recently moved in.

“He (the dad) was really nice. He always waved. But other than seeing her get the mail a couple of times, we never saw her,” the neighbour said.

She added the house was generally quiet.

Police remain tight-lipped about the investigation, and have not released the dead man’s name.

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