Already found guilty by a jury of aggravated assault and sentenced to 18 months in prison for events that occurred on August 5, 2018 in Rimouski, Yoan Tardif-Joubert is also found guilty by Court of Quebec judge Andrée Saint-Pierre of carrying a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
This charge was not admissible for trial by jury.
Immediately after announcing her verdict, Judge Saint-Pierre ordered a conditional stay of proceedings. This means that she believes that this offense is included in that of aggravated assault for which Tardif-Joubert was convicted. The accused is currently on appeal in the main case, almost four years after the events.
The defendant’s lawyer, Maryse Beaulieu, appealed the jury’s decision. She had to provide her argument to the Court of Appeal before September 24. Then it was the turn of Me Normand Morneau-Deschênes for the public prosecutor.
Seven stab wounds
Yoan Tardif-Joubert had no criminal record at the time of the events. He then went to the victim’s home to pick up his wife from her ex-spouse. The owner of the premises then asked the accused to leave. An argument broke out and the accused fell to the ground. The victim settled on top of him. Fearing for his safety, Tardif-Joubert stabbed the victim seven times.
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