Quebec sword attacker sentenced to life in jail, no parole for 25 years

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The person discovered responsible of utilizing a sword to homicide and maim in Quebec Metropolis’s historic district on Halloween 2020 has been sentenced to life in jail with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Quebec Superior Courtroom Justice Richard Grenier delivered Carl Girouard’s life sentence Friday in Quebec Metropolis.

A day earlier, defence lawyer Pierre Gagnon filed a discover of enchantment, citing three errors in legislation dedicated by the trial decide.

Girouard, 26, was discovered responsible by a jury on Could 20 on two counts of first-degree homicide and 5 counts of tried homicide for the sword assaults, which started in entrance of Le Château Frontenac Lodge, within the metropolis’s historic quarter.

He murdered François Duchesne, 56, a museum worker, and Suzanne Clermont, 61, a hairdresser.

Girouard admitted to committing the acts however claimed he was not criminally accountable by means of psychological dysfunction.

The Crown argued the assaults have been premeditated and Girouard knew proper from improper.

Decide Grenier had delayed sentencing whereas awaiting a call from the Supreme Courtroom of Canada, which on Could 27 struck down consecutive life sentences for folks discovered responsible of a number of murders.

— This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed June 10, 2022.

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