One of the perpetrators of a triple murder that occurred in Trois-Rivières intends to wed with the one who was his educator for years at the Philippe-Pinel Psychiatric Institute, our Bureau of Investigation has learned.
When he was only 16 years old, Kaven Sirois Fournier murdered with the help of an accomplice a 17-year-old girl he was in love with, her boyfriend and her older sister.
The drama unfolded in mere seconds on the morning of February 11, 2014.
Kaven Sirois Fournier was sentenced in 2015 to life imprisonment, an adult sentence, which allows us to identify him.
But because he was a minor at the time of the crimes, he will be eligible for parole after 10 years, rather than 25.
At the same unit
Suffering from borderline personality disorder, the murderer was first placed at the Philippe-Pinel Forensic Psychiatric Institute in Montreal, where he was to remain until September 30, 2020.
In the unit where he was staying worked an educator almost 10 years his senior, who became his “reference person”.
“They were seeing each other every day. He as an inmate, she as a worker, ”explains one of our sources.
According to our information, the worker and the detained patient developed a close relationship over time, which disturbed some colleagues.
"It was behavior that raised a lot of questions," a source tells us.
“Everyone knows to be careful. You should not have close or physical contact with customers, ”continues another.
The situation became such that colleagues would have questioned the worker directly about her behavior, in addition to questioning the managers on duty.
“This proximity put the team at risk. Even the patients saw the preference she had for Kaven and they reacted to it, ”explains an informant.
The educator would have finally resigned from her post at the end of 2019, after nearly 10 years of service.
In January 2020, Kaven Sirois Fournier, at his request and with the approval of his psychiatrist, moved up his departure from the institute to finish serving his sentence at the Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines penitentiary.
Two years later, in January 2022, a first marriage notice concerning Kaven Sirois Fournier and this speaker was published, confirms the Ministry of Employment and Social Solidarity (MESS), to which the Director of Civil Status reports, following an access to information request.
The wedding obviously did not take place within the legal period of three months following the publication of the notice since a second marriage notice was released last September.
It was impossible for us to determine if these two individuals are now married, as no marriage certificate concerning them has been listed.
– With the collaboration of Philippe Langlois
Held in the Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines penitentiary, Kaven Sirois Fournier will be able to apply for parole in 2024.
Members of the management and the care team of the Philippe-Pinel Institute would have been informed of the close relationship between the detained patient Kaven Sirois Fournier and his worker.
Despite these concerns, the educator remained the reference person on the murderer's file.
Three sources with whom our Bureau of Investigation spoke ensure that employees of the Institute of Psychiatry sounded the alarm in the face of the situation.
"Did they take it lightly?" asks one of our informants.
The Philippe-Pinel Institute declined to comment on this particular case.
However, the establishment specifies that no “romantic” relationship between a member of the nursing staff and a patient is tolerated.
"Any relationship other than therapeutic is not permitted, given the vulnerability of our patients and the position of 'authority' occupied by the nursing staff," said senior communications advisor Pascale Trudeau.
If such a situation were to arise, “it would be taken very seriously by the establishment and an investigation would be launched,” she continued.
In the case of Kaven Sirois Fournier, none of this happened, our sources lament.
“For me, ethically, it’s serious. It was not healthy, ”says one of them.
Joined by our Bureau of Investigation, the bride-to-be has neither denied nor confirmed our information about her relationship with Kaven Sirois Fournier.
The special education technician, who now works in a school service centre, asked for time to think before answering our questions.
The woman, who lives in Saint-Eustache, called us back a few hours later to state curtly that she did not "give her consent to the disclosure of elements of [her] private life", before ending the interview. maintenance.
► On February 11, 2014, Kaven Sirois Fournier, 16, murdered a 17-year-old girl he was in love with, her boyfriend and her older sister. He acted with the help of an accomplice, Cédric Bouchard, 17.
► That morning, the two young people took the bus towards the family residence of the two sisters, in Trois-Rivières. Their long guns were hidden in a guitar case.
► Shortly before 8 a.m., Cédric Bouchard, who did not know the victims, rang the doorbell, claiming to have to use the phone for an emergency. His accomplice then entered the house, with the weapons.
► Seeing the weapons, the youngest of the sisters and her boyfriend hid in an upstairs wardrobe and called 911. Aiming his rifle at them, Cédric Bouchard forced them to return to the living room, where the older sister was.
► The three victims were executed with a bullet to the head. In less than 30 seconds, Cédric Bouchard murdered the older sister and Kaven Sirois Fournier shot the couple dead. The 911 attendant, who was on the line with one of the victims, heard everything.
► Kaven Sirois Fournier and Cédric Bouchard had also planned to torture and kill the mother of the two sisters, who was at work that morning. They also planned to kill police officers and set fire to the residence.
► After the murders, the duo broke a bathroom window and took out their weapons, waiting for the police. As time passed, they decided to leave the house. They were then arrested by the police, who were waiting for them in the background.
► This Machiavellian plan had been planned months in advance and even disclosed to some friends of the co-defendants on Facebook. The teenagers wanted to film the events and post them on social media.
► The duo pleaded guilty to three counts of premeditated murder and three others of conspiracy to murder. They both received adult sentences of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for 10 years.