Tag Archives: Quebec

Antonio De Blasio shot and killed at a Montreal park while children played soccer

Montreal police were called to Laduversiere park on August 16th at approximately 8:30 pm on report of a drive by shooting. Police said the shooting took place during a children’s soccer game.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Antonio De Blasio, 45,  bleeding heavily and suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. De Blasio was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

De Blasio was known to have ties with the Montreal Mafia.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The Montreal Homicide Victims List is available here.

 

Sûreté du Québec investigating the suspicious death of Daniel Robert

St Jerome police were called to a home on Brìere Street at 6:30 pm on August 5th, where they found Daniel Robert, 60 severely injured.

Robert was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said an autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

A 40 year old man was arrested at the scene, however no charges have been laid at this time.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Francis James Guillemette, found dead in Terrebonne garage

Police were called to a garage on Martin Rd. after the lifeless body of 58 year old Francis James Guillemette was found inside on August 3rd.

Police said there was trauma to the body leading them to believe the death to be a homicide. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Guillemette was known to police.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

14 year old Bethany Nastapoka found dead in Inukjuak

On July 22, local Kativik Regional Police Force officers were called to a home after report of a badly beaten body on July 22.

Police found the lifeless body of 14 year old Bethany Nastapoka behind a home in the Hudson coast community. Nastapoka is the daughter of former local police chief Jobie Epoo.

The Kativik Police forced turned the case over to the SQ. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-711-1800.

Body found in Mont St-Hilaire a homicide

Mont St-Hilaire Police responded to report of a body after a passerby on an ATV found the unresponsive victim near the corner of Rouillard Rd. and Authier roads. on July 29th at approximately 7:30 am.

Police said the body was found in a wooded area, about half a kilometer down the road from the Collège Saint-Hilaire high school.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the victim’s identity and cause of death.

More to come…

Baby who died shortly after delivery after the mother was repeatedly stabbed is a considered a homicide

Canadian Criminal Code
When child becomes human being

  • (1) A child becomes a human being within the meaning of this Act when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother, whether or not

    • (a) it has breathed;

    • (b) it has an independent circulation; or

    • (c) the navel string is severed.

  • Marginal note:Killing child

    (2) A person commits homicide when he causes injury to a child before or during its birth as a result of which the child dies after becoming a human being.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 206.

Montreal police responded to a domestic violence report on the evening of July 23.  On arrival police said the woman’s husband was not at the home and despite police recommendations, the woman didn’t want to leave the home.

Police received another call at approximately 2:30am on July 24th. The caller said a woman had been knocking at her door and was bleeding from the stomach.

The victim Raja Ghazi 33, was 8 months pregnant when she  was allegedly stabbed several times by her husband Sofiane Ghazi, 37.

Raja Ghazi underwent an emergency C-Section in hops of saving the baby. Ghazi’s child died a few hours after delivery. Raja Ghazi survived the stabbing.

Sofiane Ghazi turned himself into police and was charged with first-degree murder of the child and the attempted murder of his wife.

The 2017 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: Two men found dead in Brossard park

Longueuil police are investigating after the bodies of two men were found on July 17th at aproximatly 10:50pm by a passerby in the entrance of Brossard’s Centre de plein air, on Chemin des Prairies.

Police said the victims ages 21 and 24 were found near a vehicle that belonged to one of the victims. The two victims were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead. Police believe both victims died as a result of gunshot wounds.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Update July 19th

Longueuil police have identified the victims as Mohamed Odeh, 21, and Kevin Paul, 23.

Montreal’s 13th homicide of 2017 – Man shot to death outside a wedding reception

Montreal police responded to several reports of an altercation outside a wedding reception in the borough of Saint-Leonard on July 16th at around 1:15am.

Police and emergency crews arrived at the scene to find a 29 year old man lying on the ground with a serious wound. Despite life saving efforts the victim died at the scene from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived. No arrests have been made at this time.

The 2017 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

22 year old man dies after being stabbed in Achille-Fortier Park

Montreal police were called to Achille-Fortier Park at René Lévesque St. and 36th Ave. on July 7th at approximately 6:30 pm on report of a stabbing.

Police located the 22 year old male victim at the scene suffering from serious injuries. Emergency crews rushed the victim to hospital where he died of his injuries a few days later.

Police said a 16 year old has been arrested and is facing a second degree murder charge.

The stabbing death is the 12th Montreal Homicide this year. The 2017 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

Terrebonne Oasis Residence fire deemed homicide after a 94 year old woman dies

43 seniors were saved from the fire that raged through the Oasis residence in Terrebonne, Que on July 9th at around 1:30am. One victim, a 94 year old woman, suffered severe burns and died in hospital.

Evidence found at the scene has lead police to believe that the fire was deliberately set.

Police questioned a 44 year old man on July 9th but released him the same day. A photo of a man who police believe to be an important piece of this case was released.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Terrebonne police at 450 961-2001

Update: Alain Landais, 44, was charged with unpremeditated murder of 94 year old Marcelle Magnan.