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A photo of Rosianna Poucachiche taken in Maniwaki, Que. the summer before her death. (Supplied) When Marylynn Poucachiche found out a man was being charged with first-degree murder in the death of her sister Rosianna, she went to visit her sister’s grave site.

"I went out to the cemetery and I told her to now rest in peace," she said.

"I thought I would never get to say that or to feel that sense of relief. I cried pretty much all day [Thursday] as soon as I found out. I’m glad now she’ll be able to rest in peace."

It’s a sad reminder of a life lost for Marylynn. She remembers her little sister, who was 17 at the time of her death, as full of potential and dreams.

"She was very outgoing, she was very active. She had a lot of ambition." Marylynn said. "She had a lot of friends. She didn’t have any enemies."

Rosianna’s body was found bloodied and badly beaten on Oct. 10, 2000, in the bedroom of her home in the Lac-Rapide .

Police arrested a 33-year-old man from south of the community on Thursday and charged him with first-degree murder. He made his first court appearance Friday morning and was remanded into custody. Father found body ‘in a pool of blood’

Marylynn said the shock at Rosianna’s death still lingers in the tightly-knit community on the Quebec reserve, which is about 260 kilometres north of Ottawa."It seems like we’re back to that day when my sister was murdered, that’s what we’re feeling today," she said.Rosianna’s father Albert Poucachiche found her bloodied and dead in her bed early in the morning, according to Marylynn. She said she was called to help, but her memory of the day is fragmented."It was a big shock to all of us and I […]

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