The accused allegedly tried to cover up his homicide

The accused allegedly tried to cover up his homicide

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A 33-year-old man is accused of shooting his victim and then trying to cover up the homicide by moving the body 40 kilometers away. The individual was found dead near a boat last week in Montérégie.

Jimmy Lemire-Charlebois appeared Tuesday afternoon at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse. videoconference from the Sûreté du Québec post in the MRC des Maskoutains.

The accused allegedly tried to cover up his homicide

Jimmy Lemire-Charlebois

Hunched back, hands under the table, he remained calm throughout the short hearing.

The father has been formally charged with the manslaughter with a firearm of Danny Durand Laporte. 

He is also accused of having had in his possession a loaded restricted weapon without authorization and of having carried it for a dangerous purpose.

According to the act of denunciation, the crime was allegedly committed last Thursday in Saint-Liboire.

Body transported

Around 9:45 p.m. that day, nearly 40 kilometers away, the authorities were alerted to a seriously injured man on the 5th Rang, in Saint-Bernard-de-Michaudville, in Montérégie.

The Sûreté du Québec officers found the victim on the ground, near a large boat mounted on blocks. 

Police initially believed that Mr. Durand Laporte had died after a terrible fall.

The accused allegedly tried to cover up his homicide

Danny Durand Laporte
Victim

However, the investigators quickly realized that it was rather a homicide. 

More from where the body was found, authorities combed through two other scenes at a hotel in Saint-Liboire as well as in Drummondville.

According to our information, a vehicle that was potentially used to transport the 31-year-old victim was also scrutinized by the police.

The exact reason for the altercation has not been revealed at this time.< /p>

Numerous offenses

Like his victim, Jimmy Lemire-Charlebois has appeared in court many times.

In particular, he was sentenced to two years in prison for robbery in 2008 and nine months in 2014 for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

In this new case, the Crown has opposed to the release of the 30-year-old. 

A new hearing for the investigation into the release is scheduled for next Monday.

– With Camille Payant and Jonathan Tremblay

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