Revenge may have fueled seniors' abduction

Joshua Branker, 22, along with two other teens, allegedly abducted, tied up and abandoned two...

Joshua Branker, 22, along with two other teens, allegedly abducted, tied up and abandoned two seniors in rural Quebec this weekend. He appeared briefly in Gatineau court Tuesday afternoon to face a dozen serious charges.

Tony Spears, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:49 PM ET

OTTAWA -- Revenge for an ugly past allegedly led two teen boys and a man to kidnap, bind and abandon two senior citizens in rural Quebec this weekend, the brother of one of the suspects told QMI Agency.

As the third person arrested in the alleged gunpoint abduction made his first court appearance on a dozen charges Tuesday, the family of a 17-year-old boy who turned himself in to police earlier this weekend provided a possible motive.

"He's not going after just anybody," said the family member, who cannot be named because his brother is a youth.

Joshua Branker, 22, and two boys aged 16 and 17 are in custody after the alleged kidnapping.

Police said the suspects broke in to the seniors' chalet in Bouchette, Que., stole booze and trinkets, and then drove them to a farm where they assaulted them, bound them and left, it's alleged.


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