A man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after the bodies of a woman and child were found in Routhierville, Que., earlier this week.

According to Radio-Canada, the victims were Michelle Clusiau and her five-year-old son.

The bodies were found in an abandoned car on Monday evening, along a stretch of Highway 132, about 145 kilometres southeast of Rimouski.

After police discovered the bodies, they launched a manhunt that ended with the arrest of Christian Chabot, who was found about 10 kilometres away in Saint Florence.

Chabot, 36, was charged on Wednesday in a Rimouski courthouse. He waived his right to bail at his arraignment.

His next court appearance is in Amqui, Que., on June 19.

Criminal record

Court documents show Chabot has a criminal record.

Last September, Chabot pleaded guilty to five counts of uttering threats and two counts of assault. He was sentenced to one day in jail plus time already served, and three years probation.

Since then, Chabot appears to have been back in court several times for breaching his conditions.

On May 16, a judge ordered Chabot be detained for breaking the conditions of his probation.

Less than three weeks later, at a court hearing on June 3, Chabot was acquitted and released from detention.