Hitman wants ‘last chance’


A killer who was sentenced to life in prison after fulfilling a contract and murdering two brothers in 1997 wants to get “one last chance” which would allow him to apply for parole more quickly.

“You will see the changes that have taken place in him, which make it possible to reduce the risk of recidivism that he represented after having committed the irreparable, on the evening of May 5, 1997”, affirmed to the jury Me Sandra Brouillette of the defense, Monday, at the Montreal courthouse.

Sitting in the defendant’s box, the murderer Jean-Guy Lambert, 76, listened carefully to his lawyer who asked to make him benefit from the “last chance clause” for his crimes committed 25 years ago. This provision made it possible to apply for authorization to obtain parole sooner than expected, after having demonstrated exemplary behavior in the penitentiary.

Cuckold customer

According to court documents filed in evidence on Monday, Lambert was a car thief at the time. However, one day, he was offered a contract to kill the brothers Robert and Elias Fattouch in exchange for $25,000.

” [Le commanditaire] wanted to get rid of the two brothers, because one of them had an affair with his wife while he was detained in the United States, the document indicates. In addition, the Fattouch would have used […] its European contacts in the field of stolen vehicles. »

Lambert accepted the contract, and soon after he shot and killed the two brothers in the parking lot of their residence. Robert Fattouch died while his brother, shot in the head, survived.


The garage of the building where the crime took place.

Archival photo

The garage of the building where the crime took place.

“The study of the crime scene allows to find two magazines filled with 9 mm cartridges”, can we read in the court document.


Magazines filled with 9mm cartridges had been found at the crime scene where two brothers had been shot.  One died and the other survived.

Archival photo

Magazines filled with 9mm cartridges had been found at the crime scene where two brothers had been shot. One died and the other survived.

Rehabilitation

Arrested in 2003, Lambert maintained his innocence, but a jury found him guilty of first degree murder and attempted murder. The assassin was thus sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole before 2028.

However, for years, Lambert has not been the subject of any security concerns, so much so that he now hopes to take advantage of the “last chance clause”.

But even if a jury grants his request, that does not mean that he will be released, but rather that his file can be examined before 2028. He will still remain under the yoke of the correctional services until his death.

The hearings, scheduled for two weeks, are chaired by Judge France Charbonneau.

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