Pont-Landry man sentenced to life for intimate partner violence killing

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RCMP determined Monique Gallien was a victim of intimate partner violence, which led to her death. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
RCMP determined Monique Gallien was a victim of intimate partner violence, which led to her death. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

A 55-year-old Pont-Landry man has been sentenced in the Court of Queen's Bench in Bathurst to life in prison in the second-degree murder of his partner.

Daniel Jean, who was sentenced on June 20, pleaded guilty back in May to the 2021 homicide of 49-year-old Monique Gallien, RCMP say.

Gallien's body was found on Chemin W. Gautreau next to a vehicle in Pont-Landry, near Tracadie-Sheila, on Feb. 24, 2021.

During the investigation, the RCMP determined Gallien was the victim of intimate partner violence, which led to her death.

Jean was arrested on Feb. 28, 2021 and charged with second-degree murder.

Police say he will be eligible for parole in 11 years.

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