Lazore not criminally responsible for 2014 Akwesasne murder

VALLEYFIELD, Que. – A man charged in connection to the 2014 death of his mother has been found not criminally responsible for her death, Cornwall Newswatch has learned.

The body of 46-year-old Lori Sue Lazore of Snye, Que. was found Dec. 30, 2014 in her home after the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service conducted a welfare check.

Ryan Lazore, who was 26 years old at the time, was arrested and charged with second degree murder after being confronted by New York State troopers at a gas station near Hogansburg, N.Y.

The Watertown Daily Times had reported at the time, Lazore had blood on him and had allegedly told troopers he had cut his mother “everywhere” with a knife after getting into an argument.

Lazore was held in a New York State holding facility before being extradited to Canada in March 2015.

Over the last two years, the case made its way through the Quebec judicial process with a number of appearances.

On June 19, 2017 a court found Lazore not criminally responsible for his mother’s death, according to a court official with the Valleyfield Provincial Court when contacted by CNW.

Lazore has been sent to the Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montreal – a psychiatric hospital for people accused of crimes and found to be not criminally responsible due to mental disorder.

It’s not known how long Lazore will spend at the Montreal institution.