Seven years in prison for having killed his father

News 19 December, 2017
  • Antoine Lacroix

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:53

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:57

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    A man of Saint-Jérôme pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduced charge of manslaughter, he was initially accused of second degree murder of his father, which occurred in August last.

    Marco Bertrand-Robert has been sentenced to seven years in prison, after a suggestion common to the defence and the Crown.

    With the time spent in preventive detention, Bertrand-Robert served about six and a half years in prison.

    This last was taken with a knife at his father, Daniel Robert.

    The lawyer of the man of 40-year-old had asked for it to be evaluated in psychiatry. Although the report making mention of a few elements mitigating, it has been considered fit to stand trial.

    The mother and sister of the accused were present when he pleaded guilty. They had written letters to Marco Bertrand-Robert, read by the Crown, which they explained with emotion the consequences of the tragedy in their lives.

    – With the collaboration of Christian Plouffe