In letter to CKTB News, convicted arsonist says she plans to appeal
A former St. Catharines art gallery owner found guilty of torching her business earlier this month says she plans to appeal.
In a handwritten letter sent to CKTB news from her jail cell, Jeannette Tossounian alleges Niagara Regional Police "botched all the evidence" that would've proved "most likely that someone else lit the fire"
The 36-year-old says the crown and the judge convicted her solely on the fact that she was "not acting hysterical" as the building housing her business and her home burned to the ground. She calls Canada's justice system corrupt, adding she's been set up, citing instances of vandalism at her previous art galleries. She believes the same people were involved every time but did not elaborate as to who those people may be.
Her double-sided, four page letter, written in pencil, goes on to speak of her failed attempts at running for office, noting her goal was to expose injustice and so that the people would "not mess with her anymore." However, she says, all it led to was public humiliation and alleged harrassment by the NRP.
Tossounian was found guily of two counts of arson and for having incendiary materials. She'll be sentenced August 20th.