The Crown, represented in particular by Me Émilie Baril-Côté, maintains that Daniel Giroux ordered the murder and that he got rid of the body and the car of the victim with the help of Mathieu Valade-Williams.
Share November 11, 2020 3:00 a.m. Updated at 4:40 a.m. Share Stéphane Blanchard's trial: accused ill, hearings adjourned
Pascal Faucher La Voix de l'Est The hearings ended abruptly on Tuesday at the trial of one of the three men accused of the premeditated murder of the Granbyen Jacques Choquette, a crime committed in 2016.
Victim of an infection contracted in detention, Stéphane Blanchard was too ill to continue to attend the testimonies.
The 38-year-old accused “is not in a condition to continue and to have the concentration necessary to follow the proceedings,” Judge André Vincent, of the Superior Court, told the jury at the end of the morning.
“It is important that he is attentive to warn his lawyer of anything.”
Mr. Blanchard was reacting to an antibiotic administered to him after the abscess caused by his infection had burst, the judge said.
The trial is scheduled to resume Wednesday at the Granby courthouse. Judge Vincent also informed the 13 members of the jury that the proof of the prosecution would “probably” be closed early next week, and that there would “perhaps” only remain two weeks of hearings for this cause. instead of the five originally planned.
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