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Court hears undercover recordings of man charged with murder of Tina Fontaine

Court hears undercover recordings of man charged with murder of Tina Fontaine
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In recorded audio played in court, Cormier told an undercover officer he wanted to have sex with Fontaine the first time he met her.  (Manitoba Court of Queen s Bench)  

Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

WINNIPEG—The man accused of killing Tina Fontaine told an undercover officer there are three rules in crime: deny, deny, deny.

Raymond Cormier, who is 55, is on trial for second-degree murder in the death of the 15-year-old Indigenous girl whose body was found wrapped in a duvet filled with rocks in the Red River in August 2014.

Court heard that Cormier was given a free apartment in Winnipeg and it had been bugged by police.

Man accused of killing Tina Fontaine told police he didn’t do it, court hears

The undercover officer moved into a suite on the same floor and became friends with Cormier over about six months.

In recorded audio played in court, Cormier told the undercover officer he wanted to have sex with Fontaine the first time he met her.

Cormier also said he regretted telling Fontaine to jump off a bridge when they got in a fight over her bike.

Court previously heard Cormier told police in a videotaped interview two months after Fontaine’s death that he and Fontaine did indeed argue over the bike.

He said Fontaine was angry because he had sold her bicycle for drugs, they fought in the street and he walked away.
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