Murder in Bécancour: the accused is released pending trial

Murder in Bécancour: the accused is released pending his process

UPDATE DAY

The accused of the murder of Yannick Dufort, this man beaten to death last Wednesday near a bar in Bécancour, in the Centre-du-Québec region, will be free pending trial.

The investigation for the release of Christian Poisson, 38, concluded that he could be reunited with his family while awaiting trial. The man will have to appear at all his summonses before the Court.

However, he will have certain conditions to respect, such as not leaving the province, not moving, not using weapons or ammunition and not drink alcohol or be in a bar.

Although he is not allowed to set foot in a licensed establishment, Christian Poisson may continue to work at the Bar south side terrace. However, he is strictly forbidden to consume.

For his relatives who were on the scene during the appearance, this news is a brief relief.

Accused of manslaughter, Christian Poisson reportedly beat 38-year-old Yannick Dufort to death in an altercation that took a sad turn overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday.

In all likelihood, the altercation broke out when the accused would have sought to defend his girlfriend.

Christian Poisson will have to return to court on October 20.

It is at this time that he will choose whether he wishes a trial before jury or judge alone.

– With information from Molly Béland, TVA Nouvelles