Charges withdrawn in case of infant's body found in river
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:49AM EDT
Charges have been withdrawn against a Sault Ste. Marie man in connection with the discovery of an infant's body in the St. Mary's River from earlier this summer.
On July 6, officers with the Sault Police Service were called to the downtown area, near the site of the former Plummer Hospital, where human remains were discovered.
"When our officers arrived on scene they found the deceased body of an infant at the water's edge," said Constable Sonny Spina, during an interview with CTV in July.
After a standoff at the Algonquin Hotel, James Joseph (J.J.) Hache was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a weapon while prohibited under the Criminal Code of Canada and concealing the body of a child.
Hache's lawyer, Lindsay Marshall, told CTV the charge of concealing the body of a child and the second weapons charge have been withdrawn by the crown.
The 35-year-old is still charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.