Two kidnapper brothers go straight to trial

Two brother kidnappers go straight to trial


Two brothers accused of kidnapping their own sister, leading to the triggering of an Amber alert in Montreal, have given up their preliminary investigation in order to go directly to trial.

The two men, aged 23 and 24, who are charged with kidnapping, assault and forcible confinement, were absent when their case was returned to court on Monday at the Montreal courthouse.

Detained since their arrest after the Amber Alert of July 26, the two brothers in their twenties face charges including kidnapping, assault and forcible confinement.

By the voice of their respective lawyers, they instead announced that they would go directly to trial in order to be judged for the crimes they allegedly committed in the summer of 2021 and which had put the police in a state of alert.

A publication ban prevents the disclosure, at this stage, of the details of the case as well as all the evidence presented by the Crown.

Special fact , the victim who allegedly suffered the kidnapping had come to court to testify in defense of his brother. As she was a minor at the time of the alleged events, it is forbidden to name her, which also prevents the identity of her brothers from being revealed.

A third individual, aged 21, also faces charges in connection with this case.

The trio of defendants will return to court in January, with the aim of setting a date for the holding of their trial.

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