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OPP Murder of  Anne Marie Lees Rainville Marathon   Lake Superior News

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - February 6, 2019   (LSN)  Appearing handcuffed in Thunder Bay Superior Courtroom 204 today, Wednesday February 6,2019 is 63 year old ALAIN JOSEPH LEPAGE of Marathon, Ontario.

His Honour, Superior Court Justice Douglas C. Shaw is presiding. Crown Attorney Sherri Frenette and defence lawyer George Joseph are present.
Also present in the courtroom is the son of Lepage and a female friend of the accused.

There are two OPP Officers from Marathon as well as an OPP Case Manager from Orillia.

A close friend of 61 year old murder victim Anne Marie Lees Rainville is also present in the body of the court having made the drive from Marathon, Ontario.

ALAIN JOSEPH LEPAGE  Charge with First Degree Murder   Lake Superior NewsA bespectacled LEPAGE enters courtroom in custody of TBPS Constables. He has a slight shuffle when walking. He’s wearing a new blue button up collared shirt and a gray outer sweater style jacket with brown leather patches on the elbows and gray pants with dark shoes. He stands approximately 5’5” tall and has a slightly heavier than average build.

LEPAGE is facing a FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE in the shooting death of Anne Marie Lees Rainville on April 5,2018 at a home on Michano Drive in Marathon.

Due to a Section 517 publication ban on the proceedings, evidence and reasons at this bail hearing cannot be published until the murder trial is over.

I will say this, it’s unlikely that I will ever see a Murder Bail Hearing like this again in my lifetime. I can pretty much guarantee that. Absolutely one of a kind bail hearing.

The hearing started after 10am and finished near 4:30pm.
Crown and defence made submissions to His Honour Douglas Shaw.
A decision will be made by His Honour on February 14,2019.

LEPAGE has been in custody since April 5,2018 and will remain in custody at the Thunder Bay Jail.
The friend of RAINVILLE told Inside Edition what a good friend she was and how much she loved her son Justin and grandson William.


A First Degree Murder preliminary hearing for ALAIN JOSEPH LEPAGE is scheduled to start on June 26,2019 and run into July.

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A terrible tragedy has rocked our community of Marathon, Ontario -  Murder Victim  Anne Marie Lees Rainville  Lake Superior News was suddenly and violently taken from her loved ones, the Lees family. There are no words we can offer Mary, Ken Barb and Justin  to console them for this terrible loss. 

Unfortunately, the family's hardship will continue for a very long time as they try to come to terms with what has happened.  I know that  we would all like to help them in some way.  Funeral expenses, travel expenses throughout the ongoing investigation, legal fees and on and on. No amount is too small and every little bit will help. Please take this opportunity to help the family cope with the unexpected costs involved in this tragedy. If all you can offer is support and kindness and loving memories those too are gratefully accepted.  Much love and blessings to each and every one of you during this terrible challenging time in the little town we call home.

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