He got here to Canada as a younger man from a conflict-filled east African nation and set his thoughts to efficiently studying English and American Signal Language.
Frank Nausigimana quickly grew to become extremely regarded on the Manitoba Faculty for the Deaf for his “nice disposition,” charity work and for holding the title of “scholar prime minister” for 2 straight years.
A pastor at Winnipeg’s Calvary Temple famous his twice-weekly attendance at providers and management function with the church’s deaf neighborhood.
However at this time, Nausigimana, 28, is in a provincial lockup, accused of brutally killing his daughter, Jemimah, 3, in what police allege is a “horrific” case of first-degree homicide.
The woman was fatally stabbed Wednesday morning, Winnipeg police mentioned, after Nausigimana allegedly kidnapped her from her mom at knifepoint and drove off.
Officers discovered Nausigimana and the car round Jefferson Avenue and King Edward Road quickly after. Jemimah was inside affected by stab wounds. She was rushed to hospital in crucial situation and pronounced useless.
Nausigimana now faces the prospect of a life sentence with out a likelihood of parole for 25 years if discovered responsible on the first-degree homicide cost. He’s presumed harmless and no trial dates have been set.
‘Important lack of regret’ for assault: report
In January 2019, Nausigimana pleaded responsible to assaulting the mom of the woman in 2017. In an effort to pressure her to abort their then-unborn baby, he tried to pressure her to ingest an unknown liquid he believed would set off her to lose the fetus, the lady instructed courtroom.
He was sentenced to a yr of supervised probation.
A pre-sentencing report filed with the courtroom at his sentencing listening to sheds mild on Nausigimana’s private background and emotions in regards to the assault.
It paints an image of a hard-working younger man who met plenty of challenges and lived a principally upstanding life after immigrating to Canada from the Republic of Burundi in 2009.
However there was no regret for assaulting the lady — a long-time good friend — the probation officer who interviewed him famous after he pleaded responsible.
“It seems the topic takes minimal accountability for his actions on this offence,” the officer mentioned. “Regardless of this admission he didn’t talk any type of remorse for his felony behaviour or compassion for the sufferer.”
Whereas Nausigimana mentioned he’d “by no means do it once more,” he was equivocal about what he’d finished, the officer steered.
“He rationalized his felony behaviour with emotions he was being lied to and had suspicions that the sufferer was not being sincere with him in regards to the being pregnant,” the report states.
“It was recognized that the first drawback Mr. Nausigimana faces is his clear lack of penalties for his actions.”
The probation officer’s interview discovered that Nausigimana confirmed “a major lack of regret for felony behaviour,” in line with the report.
Nausigimana was proof against the concept of serving a yr of supervised probation as punishment for the assault, the report mentioned.
“He acknowledged ‘if it occurs, it occurs,'” the report mentioned, however he made it clear he did not imagine he was a “dangerous particular person and that he doesn’t assume that’s one thing he deserves.”
Nausigimana instructed the officer he spoke along with his father, a civil servant in Burundi, and mom in Ottawa day by day, however refused to supply contact info for them.
Low threat to reoffend: evaluation
Not lengthy after coming to Winnipeg, Nausigimana wound up in foster care after his mom left the town.
His foster father instructed the probation officer he felt Nausigimana was a couple of years older than the age of 17 he was assigned upon immigrating.
“He additionally alleged that the lady that introduced him into Canada won’t have been his mom” and believed Nausigimana “was used as a ‘meal ticket’ because of his incapacity,” the report mentioned.
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On the time the report was written, Nausigimana was employed at a trucking firm. His supervisor mentioned he was a very good worker however had some “angle points” he attributed to Nausigimana’s relative youth.
The officer finally rated Nausigimana as a low threat to reoffend based mostly on outcomes from a risk-assessment software.
He advisable the decide impose situations on Nausigimana together with attending anger-management and home violence counselling to assist with “partaking in impulse management going ahead.”