Hells Angel hitman gets life for murder

Members of Hells Angels Quebec. (QMI File Photo)

Members of Hells Angels Quebec. (QMI File Photo)

QMI Agency

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A Hells Angels hitman was found guilty Friday for two murders committed during the city's gruesome biker war.

Montreal's biker war lasted from 1994 to 2002 and during that time over 100 people were slaughtered.

Louis Cartier, 45, was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the murder of two men, one of whom was a father with no biker ties.

Serge Hervieux was assassinated in August 1999 at car garage in Montreal's north end.

Crown prosecutor Richard Audet said during the trial that Hervieux, a 38-year-old father with no biker history, was killed by mistake. The likely target was the garage owner, Serge Bruneau, the Crown claimed.

Bruneau was an alleged retired member of the Dark Circle, a group that was at war with the Hells at the time.

Francois Gagnon was killed in his Montreal apartment in June 2000. Gagnon was an alleged member of the Rock Machine, another biker group that was warring with the Hells at the time.

Cartier's DNA was found on several items at both crime scenes.

Cartier's lawyer argued that the DNA traces could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Cartier was at the scene at the time of the murders.

"We don't know where, when and how the DNA got on the items," said defence lawyer Alexandre Bergevin.

Bergevin said he will appeal.


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