Maria Desousa allegedly murdered by her son and his girlfriend

Ottawa police were called to investigate a suspicious death after 81 year old Maria Desousa was taken to hospital on February 10th.

Police said Desousa had already died before she was taken to the hospital. Desousa’s injuries were inconsistent with what was said to be a fall and that the cause of her death was a homicide.

Paulo Desousa, 40, and Danielle LeBlanc, 36, Maria Desousa’s son and his girlfriend have been charged with first degree murder.

The 2018 Ottawa Homicide Victim List is available here.