In prison for having dark on his son with his car

News 13 March, 2018
  • Photo Carl Vaillancourt
    Donald Voghel pleaded guilty Tuesday morning at the palais de justice in Saint-Hyacinthe.

    Carl Vaillancourt

    Tuesday, 13 march 2018, 13:30

    Tuesday, 13 march 2018, 13:30

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    SAINT-HYACINTHE | father, A 51-year-old who has dark twice in the car on his son because he had disassembled a piece of furniture without his consent will have to serve 60 days in jail.

    In the morning of July 27, 2016, Donald Voghel has had a spat with his son. The object of their dispute was a piece of furniture that Raphael Voghel had removed because it was broken.

    According to the complaint of the son, who was 23 years old at the time, his father would have threatened to go get his rifle. It is at this time that the son of Donald Voghel fled on a bicycle, of the family home.

    Photo special collaboration, bruno beauregard

    Raphael Voghel riding his bike when his father gave him a dark over with his car in July 2016.


    Raphael Voghel, 25-year-old today, has been hit twice by the car of his father in the rue Bibeau in the center of the city of Saint-Hyacinthe, in the Montérégie region. The son of Donald Voghel escaped with minor injuries.

    Tuesday morning, at the palais de justice in Saint-Hyacinthe, Donald Voghel was convicted of armed assault.

    The magistrate has accepted the suggestion made by common lawyers from the Crown and defence for a sentence of 60 days to be served intermittently on weekends, so that Mr. Voghel can keep his job.

    From the 24th of march and for a period of seven months, the guilty will spend all his weekends in detention.

    A loss of control

    The judge Magali Lepage reported that a man of 51 years of age, when interrogated by law enforcement authorities in 2016, had admitted to having lost control of his emotions.

    “The family relationship rough with his son over the past several years. Mr. Voghel also has previous convictions of a similar nature”, she narrated in rendering its verdict.

    In 2010, Mr. Voghel had been convicted of assault, but had not been incarcerated.

    His son absent

    Raphael Voghel, the victim, was not present Tuesday at the palace of justice, since he is detained since August 18, for having caused an arson fire in his apartment at 2456 rue Lafontaine, Saint-Hyacinthe, in the Montérégie region.

    He was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison on 11 September.

    Me Sandra Bilodeau, attorney for the Crown in this matter, explained that the son of Mr. Voghel did not want to testify against his father, because he did not believe that the latter deserved to go to jail for the acts committed.

    Once his sentence was served, Donald Voghel not be able to approach his son without the consent of the latter, and this, for a period of two years, without which he could return to prison.