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Father charged with second-degree murder in daughter’s death

Alain Caza, 60, is facing second-degree murder charges in connection with the death of his daughter, 34-year-old Amanda Caza, whose body was found on May 15 in her home on Cairns Street in Ormstown.

According to Radio-Canada, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges during a brief appearance by videoconference in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield on May 16. He appeared before the court from a Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police station where he was being held.

He will remain in police custody until May 24, when he is due to appear again at the Valleyfield courthouse.

The police responded to a 911 call concerning an altercation between two people around 10:30 a.m. on May 15. The victim, who had been stabbed, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Amanda Caza 34 was fatally stabbed on May 15 Her father Alain Caza pleaded not guilty to second degree murder charges on May 16 PHOTO Facebook

 

Her father, Alain Caza, was arrested. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries before being questioned by the SQ’s major crimes unit.

The tragedy has left many across the Valley in a state of shock. In a statement, New Frontiers School Board director general Mike Helm noted how the news of Amanda’s death has resonated through the local school community.

She had been working part-time at Hemmingford Elementary School and was a graduate of both Chateauguay Valley Regional High School and the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre in Ormstown. Her mother, Bonnie Caza, was also a former employee with the NFSB.

“As Amanda and her mom were both well-known across our Valley communities, we are providing grief counselling support to our students and staff in various locations,” confirmed Helm. “Our deepest condolences are extended to Amanda’s family, friends, and colleagues.”

Similar outpourings of disbelief, grief, and condolences followed as news of her violent death continues to spread on social media, with messages from friends and neighbours attesting to how well-liked and appreciated Amanda was in this close-knit community.

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