Armed assault on Saint-Joseph: the accused appear

Patrick Toussaint, of Thetford Mines, is charged with aggravated assault.

The victim, a 19-year-old man, was struck in the head with a metal cane. Patrick Toussaint allegedly hit him from behind.

The young adult then collapsed on the ground before being taken to hospital. We don’t fear for our life. According to his father, he was trying to intervene to prevent sexual assault. About fifteen relatives of the victim were also present in the courtroom on Thursday.

The other suspect, Martin Roussin-Bizier, of East Broughton, is charged with sexual assault against two women, one 19, the other 18.

Martin Roussin-Bizier

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The two men remain detained until their release hearing on Friday.

“At this stage, given that the evidence has not been disclosed and that an order has been issued by the court, my comments will be quite limited, indicates the prosecutor in the file, Me Michel Bérubé.

The investigation is continuing. It is therefore possible that other charges will be brought, according to the lawyer.

During the events of September 11, the police had been called to go to 320, rue Saint-Joseph Est concerning a man who had been hit in the head with a metal walking cane. The two suspects had fled. They were arrested on Wednesday.

With the collaboration of Yannick Bergeron, Pascale Lacombe and Martin Boucher

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