Accused in Quebec triple murder pleads guilty

Three bodies were discovered by the authorities in a residence on Sicard Street, Trois-Rivières,...

Three bodies were discovered by the authorities in a residence on Sicard Street, Trois-Rivières, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (CLAUDIA BERTHIAUME /QMI AGENCY)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:02 PM ET

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. -- A teenager at the centre of a love triangle pleaded guilty Monday to murdering two sisters and one of their boyfriends.

The 16-year-old boy cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Raphaelle Boisvert and her boyfriend Jessy Chevalier, both 17, and Raphaelle's sister Roxanne, 22, were shot and killed Feb. 11 in the sisters' family home in Trois-Rivieres, Que., about 90 minutes northeast of Montreal.

Some friends have said one of the defendants had a crush on the younger sister and was angry at her boyfriend.

In addition to his murder admission, the teenager pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to murder the two sisters.

He also admitted to a failed plot to kill the girls' mother as well as several local police officers.

A 17-year-old accomplice has opted for a trial.

After the 16-year-old defendant entered his guilty plea Monday, the Crown laid out the facts of the case in great detail.

Prosecutors played a harrowing 911 call that Roxanne Boisvert had placed from inside the home as the gunmen went on their rampage.

Gunshots could reportedly be heard during the call.

The boy who pleaded guilty could be sentenced as an adult.

A sentencing hearing is expected to be held in the fall.


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