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Prosecutor in Turcotte case faces charges

06/19/2012 08:02 EDT | Updated 08/19/2012 05:12 EDT

Quebec Crown prosecutor Claudia Carbonneau has been charged with several offences, including assault with a weapon and dangerous driving.

Carboneau, 45, was the Crown prosecutor in the case of Guy Turcotte, the Quebec cardiologist who stabbed his two children to death. A jury found Turcotte not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.

Carbonneau appeared on Monday at St-Jérôme courthouse to face five charges connected to events earlier this year.

La Presse is reporting the charges against Carbonneau are linked to a personal domestic dispute.

She is expected to remain in custody at least until Friday when she's expected to have a bail hearing.

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