Two years in trying to eliminate his ex for custody of a child

Deux ans à tenter d’éliminer son ex pour la garde d'un enfant

From 2014 to 2016, the Dolmissois Jimmy Bouchard has sought to find weapons, manufactured explosives and has offered up to $ 25,000 for removing his ex-spouse. But one of his great friends, has reported its projects to the police, so that the machiavellian plan could never be enforced, because the police of the Sûreté du Québec has trapped and arrested the individual for 44 years.

It is not the synopsis of an action film shot in Hollywood, but a real story that occurred on the territory of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Bouchard is currently under trial and is accused of having advised a offence that was not committed (section 464 of the canadian criminal Code), use of explosives (art. 81), from his possession without lawful excuse (art. 82) and unauthorized possession of a firearm (art. 91).

Judge Jean Hudon, of the Court of Québec presiding over the trial, which is planned for a duration of three days at the Palais de justice de Chicoutimi.

Bouchard did not accept that the mother of his child leaves the family home and the accused just wanted to get the sole custody of the toddler.

Me Nicole Ouellet, the office of the Director of criminal and penal prosecutions (DPCP), has heard its first witness, Eric Maltese, a long-time friend of the accused.

During his testimony, Maltese explained that the plan of his friend was hatched from 2014 when he asked him to find a handgun (9mm) and find someone to remove his ex-spouse. He offered sums ranging from $ 5,000 to $ 25,000, but did not want to make to 40 000 $.

As the answer was long time in coming for the obtaining of weapons, Jimmy Bouchard has begun to produce explosives to blow up the vehicle of the ex-spouse and ensure that she would make it.

He wanted his death prior to December 6, 2016, at which time the parties were to find themselves in court for custody of the child.

Bouchard was arrested on December 1, 2016, and is held for more than two years.

More details in The Daily on Wednesday.