A New Brunswick woman is suing the government over the death of her two children after her husband took them out for a walk in the woods, then turned and shot them in the head.
Christina Janssen says she was terrified and overwhelmed when her children were killed.
She says her husband, Chris Janssens, who has been charged with second-degree murder, used a .38-calibre pistol to kill them.
She filed the lawsuit in Nanaimo provincial court Monday.
It alleges negligence on the part of the Crown, saying Chris Jancenss was negligent in failing to properly supervise his wife and daughter, who were under the care of the court and his caretakers, the province’s Attorney General’s Office said.
The suit also alleges that the Jancsens were not properly advised about their children’s condition.
Jancsen said the couple had been separated since 2009.
A court will consider the suit after it is heard on Jan. 29.
The province is appealing a 2015 court decision, which upheld the trial judge’s ruling that a verdict of not guilty should be entered.
Chris Jaissens has been held without bail since his arrest in June 2016 and is expected to be back in court in Nanimack on Monday.