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CHARGES ELEVATED IN BIZARRE CASE – Booze – Bondage – Death


bondageIt’s been reported as a bizarre case of extreme intoxication, bondage and sex.

Winnipeg Police originally called it a, “suspicious death.”

Now, two-hundred and seventy-five (275) days later, a senior Manitoba Crown Attorney, tasked with conducting a thorough review of the evidence, is calling it homicide.

On March 17, 2014, shortly after 8:00 a.m., members of the WPS responded to the 200 block of Balmoral Street regarding the report of a sudden death.

On arrival, officers located a deceased adult female within a residence.

The victim was identified as Roseanne Lee Eaglestick (23) of Winnipeg.

The accused killer, Shane Darryl Quon (44) was initially charged with forcible confinement, sexual assault and fail to comply with probation order.

On December 15, 2014, Quon was arrested and now stands charged with;

  • Manslaughter
  • Causing death by criminal negligence
  • Fail to provide necessaries of life – spouse
  • Sexual assault cause bodily harm
  • Forcible confinement

In an earlier telephone interview with Winnipeg Free Press crime reporter Mike McIntyre, Quon professed his innocence stating, “She quite literally drank herself to death.”

“She was my beautiful, loving wife.  It’s too bad she died.”

“There was nothing evil or insidious about that night. It was a tragic accident,” he claimed.

WPS Public Information Officer Constable Eric Hofley confirmed Eaglestick died of, “Acute alcohol toxicity.”

In fact, it’s been reported her blood alcohol level was recorded close to an astounding 0.6 percent, a startling number when you consider the legal driving limit is under .08 percent.

The cause of death undoubtedly complicated the case and contributed to the length of time it took the Prosecutions Branch to authorize the elevated charges.

Some may suggest the extraordinary alcohol levels support Quon’s claims of an accidental death.

On the surface, it seems, he may have a solid defense.

That is, until you dig a little deeper.

The fact forcible confinement and sexual assault charges have been laid clearly indicates evidence of criminal conduct exists that contributed to Eaglestick’s death.

It’s not hard to connect the dots when you take a close look at the charges.  An extraordinarily intoxicated woman subjected to bondage and some sort of sexual act or acts.

Eaglestick’s level of intoxication would have clearly rendered her essentially defenceless in any possible scenario.

The forcible confinement and failure to provide necessaries of life charges seem to suggest Quon may have left Eaglestick in a highly comprised position.

Do the math.

In Sept 2005, Quon was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and plying liquor to a person under 18 years of age.

(You don’t have to be a Psychologist to know the best predictor of future behaviour is…..)

Quon was the eventual benefactor of a plea bargain deal that saw him receive a paltry six month conditional sentence and two years probation for possession of child pornography.

The other charges were dropped.

History of Domestic Violence

A significant aspect of the police investigation will have focused on previous history of domestic violence, if any, that may occurred between Eaglestick & Quon.

In the aftermath of a domestic violence killing patterns of abuse or controlling behaviour are often discovered.

The Inconvenient Truth

Eaglestick’s murder falls in line with the findings of the RCMP National Review report that indicates over ninety (90%) percent of Aboriginal women murdered in Canada are killed by someone known to them.

The report confirms that eighty-nine (89%) percent of the killers are men.

The perpetrators were identified as spouses, family members, other intimate relationships or acquaintances.

Roseanne Eaglestick is considered the twenty-fourth (24th) victim of homicide in Winnipeg this year.

Shane Quon remains in custody.

SIDEBAR:

Sources indicate Quon is of Asian / Aboriginal ancestry.

The WPS does not report details regarding the ethnicity of victims or offenders.

The calls for a National Inquiry into Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women have made the race of victims and perpetrators relevant in any reality based conversation.

More and more people are coming to the realization that Aboriginal men represent the most significant perpetrator category when it comes to the killing of Aboriginal women.

This reality undermines the need for a National Inquiry and places greater emphasis on developing a National Strategy and Action Plan.

That Action plan must contain strategies to reduce the number of Aboriginal Women (8%) who are killed by strangers.

FACTOIDS:

Previous dates when Winnipeg Recorded the 24th Homicide of the year;

2013 – Nov 21
2012 – Oct 8
2011 – Aug 5 (Record Year – 41 Homicides)
2010 – Total of 22 Homicides Reported
2009 – Oct 11
2008 – Nov 8
2007 – Nov 17
2006 – Total of 22 Homicides Reported*
2005 – Dec 2
2004 – Oct 9 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides) (100% solvency)

*Murder of Stephen Pelletier on Oct 4 added to stats as homicide #23 once charges were laid. Pelletier case originally reported as a missing person.

2 Comments

  1. Victoria;

    We call your way of thinking, “old school.”

    It definitely has some merit.

    Thank you for commenting.

  2. Not surprised that there is FN on FN violence, but really disturbed that there is no movement to give FN girls and women the kind of street-smarts and self-defense training that would help them to ID and deal with these predators of any ilk. I understand that if you have nothing and have been beaten down all your life, you are more vulnerable, but I don’t see the adults coming up to the plate and taking them in hand to give them a better chance. Would be a great project for the Helen Betty Osborne Foundation, Winnipeg Foundation, etc.. A little Krav Maga and Wen Do might go a ways here to cut down the female victim rates. I grew up in the North End (I believe that your Dad was a great friend of one of my favorite teachers at St. John’s, Boris Margolis), and we girls would just not accept this kind of situation, even if we didn’t have much, either, and had been beaten black and blue back home. Belief in self-preservation seems to have gone away with the prevalence of self-harm and suicide. I just don’t see anyone doing anything for these girls except teach them to pray, worry, and embrace a really passive version of femininity, like a parody of history when it comes to women. It just guts me.

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