The Crown claims 50 years in prison for Benjamin Hudon-Barbeau

News 20 December, 2017
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    Benjamin Hudon-Barbeau

    Axel Marchand-Lamothe

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017 14:04

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017 14:04

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    Benjamin Hudon-Barbeau, known for his daring escape from the prison of Saint-Jérôme in 2013, could spend the rest of his days behind bars.

    On Wednesday afternoon, he first was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the dramatic escape in a helicopter that had made the headlines.

    Justice Marc David has highlighted the central role of Hudon-Barbeau in the development of the plan.

    After a run of a few hours, he had finally been arrested in a cottage in Lanaudière.

    He had pleaded guilty in January 2016 to charges of escape from prison and hijacking of an aircraft.

    50 years requested

    Hudon-Barbeau, however, is not the end of his sentences. In another case, he was convicted by a jury last November of two murders and two attempted murders.

    In the morning, the Crown applied to the judge France Charbonneau that a man of 41 years will serve his sentences consecutively because of the risk it represents.

    Automatically sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole before 25 years for having ordered the premeditated murder of Pierre-Paul Fortier in 2012, Me Steve Baribeau has asked for a 25 years for the murder of Frederick Murdock.

    “The profile explosive, unmanageable, insidious and pernicious of the accused shows a profile of dangerousness maximum “, he argued.

    The public prosecutor has heard the psychologist specializing in risk assessment Tiziana Costi, who described this former “rising star” of the Hells Angels as a “narcissist” with “traits close to psychopathy” and ” does not recognize its wrongs “.

    Marie-Hélène Fortier, the sister of Pierre-Paul Fortier, read a long letter emotional to the name of his family.

    If the judge Charbonneau retains the suggestion of the Crown, Hudon-Barbeau would be 91 years old at the time, where he would be eligible for parole.