Representations on sentence at the trial of Toby Carrier

News 17 July, 2017
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    QMI agency

    Monday, 17 July, 2017 13:51

    Monday, 17 July, 2017 13:51

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    BAIE-COMEAU – submissions on sentence at the trial of Toby Carrier, convicted of the June 3 murder not premeditated of his brother and attempted murder of his parents, were held this Monday at the palace of justice of Baie-Comeau.

    When the verdict of guilt in the place of the man 27 years of age, the jury had needed only a day and a half to make his decision and had not retained the thesis of the non-criminal responsibility which was at the heart of this second trial.

    Toby Carrier is liable to a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole before 10 years.

    Monday morning, the Crown presented its case, insisting on the fact that the accused continued to be dangerous even behind bars. In seven years of preventive detention, he would have been 25 breaches of discipline. Of this number, four would be for an act of violence against a prisoner or a against a correctional officer.

    For its part, the defense did appear, the father of the accused, Nelson Carrier, by video-conferencing. According to him, his son suffered from borderline personality disorder when he was able to resume contact with him in 2013. He believes, therefore, that his son was rather in need of therapy, believing that he suffered a moment of madness passing at the terrible tragedy that occurred in 2009 in Matane.

    The performances continued into the afternoon.

    The judge Serge Francoeur could make his decision as early as Tuesday.