Jail terms in 2011 Que­bec sweat­ing death

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

DRUM­MONDVILLE, Que. — Three Que­be­cers are go­ing to prison for their role in the ex­treme-sweat­ing death of a woman who was wrapped in mud and cel­lo­phane at a spa. Chan­tal Lav­i­gne was rushed to hos­pi­tal in se­ri­ous con­di­tion in July 2011 along with an­other woman who was suf­fer­ing from se­ri­ous vom­it­ing at the farm­house spa. Gabrielle Frechette was sen­tenced Fri­day to three years be­hind bars, while Ginette Du­c­los and Ger­ald Fon­taine were given two-year terms. They were found guilty in De­cem­ber 2014 of crim­i­nal neg­li­gence caus­ing death. Frechette was con­sid­ered a spir­i­tual guide and or­ga­nized the per­sonal-growth sem­i­nar in Durham-Sud, while Du­c­los and Fon­taine were her as­sis­tants. Dur­ing the fa­tal ses­sion, par­tic­i­pants were plas­tered with mud, wrapped in a plas­tic sheet and a blan­ket and had their heads cov­ered with card­board boxes for nine hours.

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