Death of a baby in Beauport: the spouse of the babysitter accused of murder will remain detained

Death of a baby in Beauport: the spouse of the babysitter accused of murder will remain detained
Death of a baby in Beauport: the spouse of the babysitter accused of murder will remain detained

The spouse of the babysitter accused of murdering a baby in a Beauport daycare will remain detained for the duration of the legal proceedings. Josaphat Mayuba Ndele is the target of an accusation of accessory after the fact in this disturbing affair.

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The 31-year-old man presented a request for provisional release before the Superior Court on May 24.

Judge Raymond W. Pronovost issued his decision Wednesday morning, ordering his detention for further proceedings.

All of the evidence presented during the release hearing is, however, subject to a publication ban, as are the reasons given by the judge in his decision. This order aims to protect evidence for future trials, both for Mr. Ndele and for that of his partner, Guenuite Mubwaka.

14 month old victim

The charges against the couple stem from the death of a baby in the family daycare operated by the woman in their residence on Avenue Sainte-Thérèse, in Beauport.

The 14-month-old girl lost her life on March 21.

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Taken from Guenite Mubwaka’s Facebook

Mubwaka and Ndele were arrested in the days following the child’s death and appeared in court on March 26. The guard was initially charged with assault, but was later charged with second-degree murder on April 3.

Two new assault charges were then laid against the 25-year-old woman in late April for alleged abuse of other children in her care.

Josaphat Ndele is targeted by charges of accessory after the fact to the murder and breach of promise.

Closed daycare

The daycare was immediately closed by authorities after the arrest of the two suspects.

The Ministry of Family confirmed that the family environment was accredited, but this certification was only obtained in the weeks preceding the tragedy according to information obtained by the Journal.

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Photo Stevens LeBlanc

The couple’s case will return to court on Wednesday for additional disclosure of evidence.

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