The parents of Fredette to plead with the judge

Polite, sensitive, and defender of the weak, who would not hurt a fly : this is the portrait that the parents of Ugo Fredette rise of their son.

Claudette Blouin and Michel Fredette have written a letter to the judge Myriam Lachance ” for the better to present to its fair value “.

The document has been filed upon the return to court of the murderer, this week, at the palais de justice in Saint-Jérôme.

Ugo Fredette was sentenced to life in prison for having murdered his wife Veronica Beard and Yvon Lacasse, a senior at that he has stolen the car. The two homicides were committed on the 14th of September 2017, in Saint-Eustache and Lachute in the Laurentians.

It remains to be seen whether he will now serve a minimum of 25 or 50 years before being eligible for parole.

Since 2011, the judges of the superior Court may order the killers of minimum sentences, consecutive number corresponding to the number of victims.

Friend of animals

In their letter, the parents of Fredette to plead with the magistrate to give him ” a hope of living “.

“Consecutive sentences are like a death sentence without any help for healing, reparation and reintegration “, they write.

Ms. Blouin and Mr. Fredette paint a portrait more flattering to older.

“Ugo has always loved nature, and was attracted by all the animals. He was more the type to go out an insect on the outside and said that everyone had a role to play in nature, which he took great care of also “, detail they.

And the murderer does not tolerate injustice, they.

Fredette is consider always himself as a victim, testified Dr. Gilles Chamberland, Monday.

Shared responsibility

In its report, the Crown’s expert noted this : “According to [Fredette], the responsibility for his actions recent of which resulted in two deaths is to be shared between him and his victims, because he felt threatened by their actions. We also note that Mr. explains the dynamics of domestic violence by the fact that his father would have been a violent man (which is not supported by the version of the parents). “

When he was evaluated by another psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Won, Fredette went further by saying that he had already seen his father strangle his mother, ” it was speeding when [his] father’s drinking “.

The hearings continue on Thursday.

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