The author of the double murder of the bar La Traverse Chicoutimi, Michel Fortin, gets parole of the Parole Board of Canada. For cons, the commissioners refuse him parole.
In a document obtained by The Daily, it specifies that Fortin, now aged 46, has made efforts to convince the commissioners to allow him to leave the penitentiary. The decision was made on 8 March.
He pleaded guilty on May 10, 2000, at a charge of murder in the second degree. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with possibility of release after spending between 10 and 25 years in prison.
In the night from 14 to 15 October 1999, Fortin had quarreled with two bar patrons rue Racine, Chicoutimi, who had spent a few inappropriate remarks. Fortin, who was caretaker at licensed premises, was tanned remarks against him. Heavily intoxicated by alcohol (rate, 200), he got to his apartment and seized a gun before returning to the bar.
At the first word of a customer, Fortin has aimed and fired in his direction. He died instantly Stéphane Murray and Andre Simard. Stray bullets slightly wounded two clients who were nearby.
To grant him parole, the commissioners have given the efforts made by Fortin since his incarceration. He earned success notices to each of the programs. It has been only a minor report in 2001 and has never been a subject of interest for preventive safety.
Fortin had enjoyed a first parole in 2011, but this was revoked two years later after Fortin was caught in a “crack house” in the presence of prostitutes. It was, against the only person not to be intoxicated at the facility.
In 2014, Fortin asked to be released again. It was refused by the Parole Board of Canada. It is from there that the murderer has truly taken over.
According to the report, it has multiplied actions to better manage emotions (he had recourse to violence to settle disputes), although this aspect remains fragile.
Nevertheless, the commissioners believe that parole can be obtained, whereas parole would not provide the same guarantee.
During the parole, Fortin will not frequent bars and is not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs.
The commission forbidden to return to the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (unless permission) as witnesses and victims (both injured) and their families still live there.
During the parole, the accused will be in a halfway house and he mentioned he wanted to do compensatory work to regain his license and he wants to get involved as volunteers.
This exit plan seems realistic for the commission.