Cornwall arson case scheduled for 2020 trial

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – The case of an accused Cornwall arsonist, which was on the way to a possible plea, will instead be heading to trial next year.

Erica Brazeau, 26, is charged with two counts of arson, possession of incendiary material and breach of a court order. She’s also facing charges of assault and forcible confinement in a separate case.

Her lawyer, Robert Taillefer, said in August that there was an “intention to plea…the intention of my client is to resolve (the matter).”

But shortly after that appearance, Taillefer was injured – seriously enough to delay the case as he sought treatment from a doctor.

A check of court records on Wednesday shows that plea is not going ahead and the case has been scheduled for a two day trial, starting in early June 2020.

Brazeau is accused of using an accelerant to torch a car in the driveway of a St. Felix Street home in March, which also caught a carport and part of the house on fire. The home and car belong to a man she knows, police said.