Man accused of killing mother had mental health history

Yellow police tape surrounds the gutted apartment where one person died in a fire at 90 Woodridge...

Yellow police tape surrounds the gutted apartment where one person died in a fire at 90 Woodridge Cres., early on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. (DANIELLE BELL/QMI AGENCY)

Danielle Bell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:15 PM ET

OTTAWA - A 30-year-old high school dropout accused of murdering his disabled mother was deemed “not a significant threat to the safety of the public” two years ago stemming from an attack on his father.

Rene Goudreau, who is charged with first-degree murder of his wheelchair-bound mother, 53-year-old Lucie Goudreau, has a long history of mental illness, including schizoaffective and bipolar disorders, according to Ontario Review Board documents obtained by QMI Agency.

 


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