Bélanger's DNA found in the victim

Bélanger's DNA found in the victim

Kassandra Harpin and Ian Bélanger

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René-Charles Quirion La Tribune The genetic profile of Ian Bélanger can be found both outside and inside the residence of Héliodore Dulac, whom he is accused of having killed in Milan in June 2018

Bélanger has been undergoing his jury trial for the second degree murder of the 72-year-old man since the beginning of the week at the Sherbrooke courthouse.

Forensic biology expert Jacinthe Prévost, from the Montreal Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine Laboratory, filed in evidence on Friday a report in which she analyzed the genetic profiles of the blood spots and projections found on the scene of crime on Chemin de la Yard, at the victim's home.

She confirmed that drops of blood projected in particular on the patio door of the residence of Héliodore Dulac and on the kitchen floor belong to the accused.

“The 13 samples inside the residence belong to Ian Bélanger”, maintains the forensic biologist.

Samples taken outside the residence allow Jacinthe Prévost to suggest that Ian Bélanger's DNA is also there.

The accused's genetic profile was also found on two cigarette butts found on the patio of the residence on Chemin de la Yard.

Heliodore Dulac's DNA is found on a blood-stained plastic sheet and on pieces of clothing found next to his body outside his residence. No trace of the victim's blood was found in his residence.

Bélanger's DNA found in the victim

The forensic biologist from the Montreal Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine Laboratory speaks with the criminal prosecution attorneys Me Geneviève Crépeau and Me Isabelle Dorion. La Tribune, René-Charles Quirion

End of Kassandra Harpin's testimony

Kassandra Harpin completed her testimony at Ian Bélanger's jury trial on Friday.

She testified that she blamed herself for not having come to the aid of Héliodore Dulac instead of dropping him off near the residence on Chemin de la Yard in Milan on the weekend of June 1, 2018, while he was still living.

The 72-year-old man was found lifeless on June 3 by a citizen who was touring for the annual voluntary contribution (CVA).

Sentenced to four years and four months in prison for the manslaughter of Héliodore Dulac, the 31-year-old woman testified that Ian Bélanger had struck the septuagenarian the day after a night of alcohol and drug use that s 'stretched. Intoxicated, Héliodore Dulac, according to the testimony of Kassandra Harpin, would have asked Ian Bélanger to reduce his suffering related to his state of health, the accused would have refused.

For some reason she cannot identify, Ian Bélanger allegedly punched Héliodore Dulac over the next day before he was placed in the trunk of his vehicle.

According to his testimony, Héliodore Dulac was then still alive.

Bélanger and Harpin went to a residence, which has not been identified, in Nantes with Héliodore Dulac. Kassandra Harpin then executed an order to bring Heliodore Dulac home.

She confirms that Héliodore Dulac was alive when she left Chemin de la Yard after leaving the victim at his home next to his gallery.

“I remember that there was blood on his face (…) I left it at their place and I left (…) It was discovered two days later. I recognize that there was a percentage that if I was going to take him to the hospital or call someone to help him, there was a possibility that he was going to live. I never had the idea that he was going to die, ”testified Kassandra Harpin.

She testified that she blamed herself for not having come to the aid of Héliodore Dulac instead of dropping him off near the residence on Chemin de la Yard in Milan on the weekend of June 1, 2018, while he was still living.

It is the criminal prosecution attorneys Me Geneviève Crépeau and Me Isabelle Dorion who represent the prosecution in this case, while Me David Petranic and Me François Gauthier defend the accused.

The trial chaired by Judge Gaétan Dumas of the Superior Court is scheduled to last four to six weeks.

Found lifeless

The 72-year-old man was found lifeless on June 3 by a citizen who was touring for the annual voluntary contribution (CVA).

Sentenced to four years and four months in prison for the manslaughter of Héliodore Dulac, the 31-year-old woman testified that Ian Bélanger had struck the septuagenarian the day after a night of alcohol and drug use that s 'stretched. Intoxicated, Héliodore Dulac, according to the testimony of Kassandra Harpin, would have asked Ian Bélanger to reduce his suffering related to his state of health, the accused would have refused.

For some reason she cannot identify, Ian Bélanger allegedly punched Héliodore Dulac over the next day before he was placed in the trunk of his vehicle.

According to his testimony, Héliodore Dulac was then still alive.

Bélanger and Harpin went to a residence, which has not been identified, in Nantes with Héliodore Dulac. Kassandra Harpin then executed an order to take Heliodore Dulac home.

She confirms that Héliodore Dulac was alive when she left Chemin de la Yard after leaving the victim at his home next to his gallery.

“I remember that there was blood on his face (…) I left it at their place and I left (…) It was discovered two days later. I recognize that there was a percentage that if I was going to take him to the hospital or call someone to help him, there was a possibility that he was going to live. I never had the idea that he was going to die, ”testified Kassandra Harpin.

It is the criminal prosecution attorneys Me Geneviève Crépeau and Me Isabelle Dorion who represent the prosecution in this case, while Me David Petranic and Me François Gauthier defend the accused.

The trial chaired by Judge Gaétan Dumas of the Superior Court is scheduled to last four to six weeks.

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