Quebec is 90% Christian. And the woman has a Christian last name.
MONTREAL - A man who allegedly threw acid at his girlfriend following a
domestic dispute appeared in court today for a bail hearing that was later
Twenty-seven-year-old Nicolas Stefanatos was in court near Montreal for a
bail hearing after allegedly dousing his girlfriend, Tanya St-Arnauld, with a
corrosive cleaning product.
Police believe they have identified the substance used in the alleged attack
but are awaiting laboratory results to release specifics.
"It's a house cleaning product, a bit like Drano or something," said Const.
Martin Simard of the Longueuil police.
The bail hearing was postponed to Sept. 12. Stefanatos faces three charges
including aggravated assault, for which the maximum sentence is 14 years.
St-Arnauld is at a Montreal hospital with burns covering 70 per cent of her
body. Her face is wrapped in bandages. She has been woken from a medically
induced coma and has been able to communicate to some members of her family.
Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Police say that after the couple spent an evening with friends, a dispute
erupted between Stefanatos and St-Arnauld.
She was allegedly first splattered in ketchup and mustard, then she left the
couple's apartment for a few minutes to see friends. The more serious attack
allegedly occurred upon her return.
Investigators plan speak to St-Arnauld next week.