Three and a half years in prison for a violent ex-spouse
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René-Charles Quirion La Tribune Sherbrooke – An individual who broke down the door to his ex-spouse's home in Sherbrooke to attack his new life partner will have to spend nearly two more years in prison.
In November 2017, Carl Belec burst into a home in eastern Sherbrooke by kicking the door down.
At the trial, the victim testified that Belec, by leaving her, had “allowed” her to see whomever she wanted, but not the one who will become the victim in this case.
Once in the accommodation in November 2017, Belec insulted the complainant.
He then struck her a blow to the right eyebrow on a piercing, then another to the left eye.
The victim then sustained fractures in the socket of his left eye.
Three stitches in the brow bone and nine more under the eye were required.
At the time of the assault, Carl Belec was on probation for convictions in theft, mischief, assault with a weapon and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
The sentence imposed by Judge Paul Dunnigan of the Court of Quebec also takes into account the possession of narcotics while he was in detention in June 2019.
The court did not identify any mitigating circumstances in the file.
The judge retained as aggravating factor the house robbery, the criminal record, the consequences for the complainant, the possession of drugs behind bars as well as the marital context in which this assault occurred.
A three-and-a-half-year prison sentence was imposed, but pre-trial detention was withdrawn.