A woman has been charged with murder in connection with the death of
Simon Hubbard in Ottawa's New Edinburgh neighbourhood on New Year's Day.
spatters the front porch and railing of a building in Ottawa's New
Edinburgh neighbourhood, where a man was found dead on Saturday. (Chad Pawson/CBC)
Charged with one count of second-degree murder is Jennifer Bird, 26,
At a court appearance Monday via video link, she was ordered held in
custody until another hearing on Friday.
Hubbard, 43, left a trail of blood in his final moments as he
stumbled from his basement apartment on Stanley Avenue to a two-storey
red-brick home next door.
Neighbour Joyce Goodhand spotted him around 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday at
the base of some stairs and called 911.
"I peeked out my side window that overlooks the kind of side of the
yard, and yeah, there was a young fellow lying there face down," she
said. "He was pretty grey, and I don't know how long he'd been there,
but it was pretty apparent that he wasn't going to get up."
Paramedics arrived within minutes, Goodhand said, and pronounced
the man dead at the scene. The death was the city's first
homicide of 2011.
An autopsy on Monday concluded that Hubbard
died from stab wounds, police said.
Hubbard was an avid musician and had studied electrical
engineering at Algonquin College. Police have not commented on
his relationship with Bird.
Bird, seen in a court sketch, appeared before a judge Monday and
was ordered held until another hearing Friday. (CBC)
Bird, who's being held at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention
Centre, had been living downtown at the Shepherds of Good Hope
emergency shelter for people with addictions or mental health
Several police constables monitored the shelter's rear area
on Monday, though they wouldn't divulge why.
Residents of the building said they were shocked to hear
their neighbour had been charged.
"She's a nice girl, a nice woman, and she's very calm, and
she said to me there's somebody she was afraid [of]," neighbour
Robert Cormier said.
The shelter is about a kilometre away from New Edinburgh, a
tree-lined area near the prime minister's residence and Rideau
"I was a bit startled, because this is such a quiet
neighbourhood, nothing ever happens," Suzanne Drapeau, a
neighbour of Hubbard's, said Monday.
Society has a taboo that refuses to deal with mental health problems
and personality disorders. Mental illness affects women at around five
times that of men and almost any woman claiming to be afraid of a man
can result in a knee jerk issue of a restraining order that are often
issued for improper purposes by judges who got to be judges without any
screening what soever to detect any mental health or personality
Ottawa Superior Court has a collection of Judges who display all the
symptoms of psychopaths or at least, serious personality disorders who
routinely give mentally ill violent women almost any order they ask for
and, if they can't give a mentally ill violent woman what they ask for ,
directly they do it indirectly.
The very worst judicial low lives in Ottawa are Allan Sheffield, Justice
Power who issue restraining orders for mentally ill women against men,
to destroy them and their ability to come to court to ask for a child's
right to have a relationship with their father.
Several other Ottawa Judges are so biased they have given custody to
mentally ill women who have in some cases later had the children removed
by the CAS and given to the father. These judges were Jennifer Belishen,
Ratushny, Desousa and of course Catherine Aitken who are also known as
the "Fembox's of Ottawa". Then there is Cheryl Robertson who will
without hesitation put or attempt to put in jail any man who dares to
ask for acess from a mentally ill woman.
Its virtually guaranteed that one of the above judges will find her way
on to the case of any mentally ill woman charged with murder.
Those with personality disorders and or mental health problems can
appear very nice calm people.