Tuesday, April 15, 2008


A Beautiful Family, lost.
May they rest in God's hands.

Michel Veillette, a Quebec man accused of killing his wife and causing the death of his four children, enters an Ohio municipal court Wednesday.(Malinda Hartong/Associated Press/The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Michel Veillettte, the Mason, Ohio father accused of killing his wife and causing the death of his four children appears before Judge D. Andrew Batche in Mason Municipal Court.
CNS file photo

Autopsy confirms Quebec man committed suicide in Ohio prison
Denise G. Callahan, Cox News ServicePublished
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

MASON, Ohio - Michel Veillette, accused of killing his wife and children in their Mason home, frequented a strip club in Canada and even asked one of the strippers to move to South Carolina with him, the Mason city prosecutor said Tuesday.

Prosecutors in Mason, Ohio Tuesday released details of some of the evidence they had planned to present at Veillette's murder trial, just hours after Veillette hanged himself in his cell with bed sheets early Tuesday morning.

Prosecutor Robert Peeler said Veillette, 34, also told another stripper in Canada he planned to leave his wife and their children.

Veillette, a Canadian citizen, had been in the jail since Jan. 18, after being charged with stabbing his wife, 33-year-old Nadya Ferrari-Veillette on Jan. 11. Police alleged that Veillette also started a fire in the house, killing their four children who were asleep upstairs.

His children - Marguerite, 8, Vincent, 4, and 2-year-old twins Mia and Jacob - died of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to coroners' reports.

Police said the couple had argued about Veillette's mistress and financial problems.

Records from the murder investigation remain sealed by court orders, but Peeler talked about some of the evidence after Veillette's death.

"There were two strippers at a club he frequented," Peeler said. "One of them said he creeped her out and she told him to knock it off. The other one said he was helping her get a divorce and bought her some expensive jewelry and he was getting a job in South Carolina, I think he wanted her to go down there with him."


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