Gougoula guilty of conspiring to murder Cornwall man

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A Cornwall woman has been found guilty of conspiring with an Akwesasne man to murder a person on Guy Street in the city.

Kaitlyn Gougoula, 19, was sentenced yesterday (July 23) by Judge Johanne Lafrance-Cardinal to nearly five years in prison (57 months). With credit for time served, she is expected to be in prison a little less than four years.

She had conspired with 24-year-old Jordan Thompson to carry out the killing in January. Thompson was given a similar sentence last month.

Gougoula was also convicted on charges of aggravated assault, unlawful confinement and extortion by choking her victim. Those sentences are included in the conspiracy sentence.

Gougoula was among eight people arrested in January 2019 after a man was held captive inside his Guy Street home, bound with duct tape and beaten with a “variety of weapons.”

Court has placed a publication ban on the identity of the victim and any witnesses in the case.

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