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By Tom Parisi
Former opp officer Cecil Fournel has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for arson and administering a noxious substance.
The sentence stems from an incident in 2009 where Fournel drugged her daugher in law, Chantal Boudreau, and set fire to Boudreau’s home. Fournel was acquitted of the murder charge but could not escape Wednesday verdict handed down by Justice Patricia Hennessy.
Boudreau said, after sentencing, she and kids children can finally move on with their lives.
“I haven’t been able to sleep, I’ve been from job to job and I’ve made some mistakes along the way but I’m still a person and a mother and my right to be a mom has been taken away and I want it back.”
While Justice Hennessy delivered the sentence, Fournel’s face had little to no expression, prompting Boudreau to break down into tears.
“It would be a lot easier to see some accountability to say she did something wrong but she said nothing.”
Along with the 5 year sentence, Fournel must provide a DNA sample and must complete 10 years of prohibition.