Raymond Cormier denies killing Tina Fontaine, admits to giving her drugs

Raymond Cormier says he didn’t kill or sexually exploit Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine, but admits he gave her cannabis, prompting a call from her family and a former grand chief to have him charged for trafficking an illicit substance to a minor.

When asked in an interview with CBC News if he contributed to Tina’s drug use, Cormier responded: “Partially, and only a little bit. And it was weed.”

“I wasn’t feeding Tina coke or crack or crystal meth,” Cormier said in an interview conducted last spring.

Cormier, 57, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the 15-year-old’s death, and was acquitted by a jury in February 2018. Cormier did not have to answer any questions in court.

In an interview after his acquittal, he repeatedly denied any involvement in Fontaine’s death.

“I had nothing to do, absolutely nothing to do, with the death of Tina Fontaine,” Cormier said.

“I was the one who had the

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