Aurore Gagnon – l’enfant martyre

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Photo: Quebec Chronicle archives

This sensational headline appeared in the April 16, 1920 edition of the Quebec Chronicle on day three of the trial of Marie-Anne Houde for the murder of her step-daughter, Aurore Gagnon.

We won’t spend fifty dollars for a doctor. Let her die. I won’t shed a tear.”

(These words were attributed to Marie-Anne Houde by a prosecution witness in April 1920, as reported in the Quebec Chronicle.)