Le Devoir, May 5, 1920, p. 3
SENTENCE HANDED DOWN BY JUSTICE DESY AGAINST TELESPHORE GAGNON AND ROMEO REMILLARD.
Quebec City, 5. — (D.N.C.) — Télesphore Gagnon, accused of the murder of his daughter Aurore, and found guilty of manslaughter following his trial, this morning was sentenced by Justice Désy to life imprisonment in the St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary. Gagnon, who is about forty years old, was calm as he heard the sentence being passed down.
Roméo Rémillard, 21 years old, found guilty of manslaughter following his trial for the murder of Lucien Morissette, was also sentenced to life imprisonment.
Maître Francoeur, K. C., Gagnon’s attorney, and Maître L. Roy, Rémillard’s lawyer, made no appeal on their clients' behalf.
Maître M.-A. Lemieux, K. C., attorney for Morari and Dobeka, condemned to death by Justice Pelletier, stated that he had no appeal to make on behalf of his clients, but Maître Francoeur, lawyer for the wife of Télesphore Gagnon, Marie-Anne Houde, condemned to death, will file an appeal.
Source: Correspondant Le Devoir, "Au pénitencier pour la vie," Le Devoir (Montréal), May 5, 1920.
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