Threats Against Trudeau: Raymond Têtu's Case Postponed to Tuesday

Threats against Trudeau: Raymond Têtu's case postponed to Tuesday

The Val-des-Monts man was arrested in January 2021 following an RCMP investigation (archives).

Raymond Têtu was to know his sentence at the Gatineau courthouse on Monday, but his file was finally postponed until the next day. The man from Val-des-Monts was arrested in January 2021 following an investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

On August 23, Mr. Têtu was found guilty of a dozen charges against him.

In particular, he was convicted on two counts of uttering a threat to cause death or bodily harm to the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, twice in April and September 2020. He was also found guilty of threatening Canadian members of parliament and advising on Twitter to shoot police officers.

Mr. Têtu was also found guilty of possession of prohibited firearms, possession of counterfeit currency, possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

From left to right, an assault rifle, counterfeit bills and a Thompson submachine gun seized during the various searches in connection with the arrest of Mr. Têtu (archives).

Mr. Têtu was arrested following an RCMP investigation. The police force's first search led to the seizure of various types of firearms and prohibited devices. The police had also found counterfeit American banknotes as well as drugs.

Then, during a second search of another residence, an assault rifle, a pistol Thompson gunner and four silencers were notably found.

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