Sentence of 7 years in prison for a “call for help”

Sentence of 7 years in prison for a “cry for help”

André Lepage was sentenced 17 times for cumulative sentences of 30 years (archives).

After spending most of his life in prison, André Lepage decided to return. If the 55-year-old man showed up in a Quebec business brandishing a knife, it was in the hope of getting help, assures- he.

Lepage pleaded guilty last week to robbery, before being sentenced to seven years in prison.

On August 9, he went to Mr. T.'s house in Place de la Cité armed with a hunting knife. Frightened, the 19-year-old employee fled the scene with Lepage hot on her heels. The thief assures that he had no intention of attacking her, but the young woman suffered a trauma.

The police did not x27;didn't have to search for the thief for long. He presented himself to CHUL guards less than two hours later. He reported himself to hospital security, telling them he wanted to return to the penitentiary.

While the prosecution demanded between 8 and 9 years in prison, the repeat offender estimated that his gesture, which did not earn him a penny, deserved a 6-year sentence.

I am no angel, agreed the one who defended himself without the help of a lawyer.

The Montrealer explained that he came to Quebec to rebuild his life in society, but that his heavy past had not allowed him to find work and #x27;help he wanted.

Convicted 17 times for sentences totaling thirty years, he claims to have got rid of his addiction to hard drugs which had led him to commit repeated thefts.

Judge Thomas Jacques sentenced him to seven years. I wish you to break this cycle where you feel better in the penitentiary than in society, which is infinitely sad, lamented the magistrate.

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