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Jacques Delisle released after being found guilty of manslaughter

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Ex-judge Jacques Delisle has regained his freedom after a few hours of detention.

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Ex-judge Jacques Delisle admitted his guilt to a charge of manslaughter , Thursday morning, at the Quebec courthouse. He was sentenced to an additional day in jail and released at 3 p.m.

This isn’t the first time you’ve been handcuffed, the correctional officer said as she took him to the cells. Jacques Delisle had just been unpleasant about being handcuffed after receiving his sentence. The agent had to explain to her that this was the procedure.

During the hearing, visibly weakened, the 88-year-old man advanced forward x27; a slow step in the witness box to answer the questions of Judge Étienne Parent of the Superior Court.

Guilty , indicated the octogenarian in a firm voice when the judge asked him if he was pleading guilty, or not guilty.

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The prosecution and defense came from ' explain at length the facts of the case which ended with the withdrawal of the first degree murder charge against his wife Nicole Rainville, who died in their Sillery condo in 2009.

The prosecution argued that the DPCP still believes that a new murder trial could still lead to a declaration of guilt.

In our opinion, the judicial outcome is in the best interests of justice, however argued Me Francois Godin of the DPCP, emphasizing that the verdict of involuntary manslaughter constituted an admission that Jacques Delisle had caused the death of his woman.

That's 15 years that the file continues, M. is 88 years old. He wanted to plead guilty to manslaughter. The prospects of completing a 2nd trial appeared utopian to us.

A quote from François Godin, prosecutor for the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions

For his part, Me Jacques Larochelle, who represents Jacques Delisle, affirmed that his client had helped the victim to commit suicide by leaving a loaded weapon at his side.

According to him, manslaughter was not the most appropriate charge. The logical conclusion, in my opinion, was: "assisting a suicide". It was article 241 of the criminal code. But since the result is the same, that is to say one day of detention, I did not fight about it.

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Jacques Delisle's lawyer, master Jacques Larochelle, spoke at the Quebec courthouse.

Both the defense and the prosecution indicated that& ;#x27;they did not agree on the version supported by the opposing party regarding the events.

The conviction of 1st degree murder […] was based on a ballistic theory which was completely demolished in front of the minister, so yes, I persist in saying that there was a miscarriage of justice in 2012.

A quote from Jacques Larochelle, lawyer for Jacques Delisle

The lawyers agreed to suggest the same sentence, i.e. 8 years and 311 days. This is one day more than the time served by Jacques Delisle, from his conviction for murder to his release following a ministerial judicial review.

This extra day was necessary for administrative reasons, attorneys for the prosecution and defense said.

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Jacques Delisle at the Quebec courthouse

Jacques Delisle has already finished serving his short sentence in a cell at the courthouse from Quebec. He was released at 3 p.m.

He showed up in the room ;audience with the book The Da Vinci Code in hand, which he wanted to bring during his short detention. This request was refused.

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Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116