Release refused for the Quebecer who sent a poisoned letter to Trump

Release refused for the Quebecer who sent a poisoned letter to Trump

The Quebecer who allegedly sent a letter poisoned with ricin to the President of the United States Donald Trump will remain detained after seeing her release being refused this afternoon by an American judge.

Pascale Ferrier represented a “risk” for the American president and for the population, in addition to a possibility of flight, if she obtained her freedom, the judge ruled.

During his release investigation, it was possible to learn that the analysis of a mortar and pestle found in his Saint-Hubert condo contained traces of the same ricin that was in the letter that 'she would have mailed to President Trump, according to the prosecutor on file.

Recall that last week, the 53-year-old woman was arrested while trying to cross the US border by land from Ontario with a firearm in her vehicle.

Authorities suspect the woman of French origin of having concocted the poisoned letter from her condo on Boulevard Vauquelin, in the arrondissement of Saint-Hubert, where she had been living for a few months.

She obtained her Canadian citizenship in 2015.

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