Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hells Angels Assassin Serge Quesnel

In November 2015 it was announced that Serge Quesnel had left prison. Serge Quesnel was freed after serving 20 years in prison for five contract killings including one in which he stabbed a man in the eyes with a pair of scissors. While inside prison Quesnel found religion. He converted to Buddhism.

He also obtained a Bachelor of Administration degree and turned police informer. The Journal de Montreal says Quesnel was paid $500,000 for information and for testifying against three members of the Hells Angels. He was moved to a half way house in 2012 and has now been given a new identity.

Richard Jobin
Quesnel committed his first murder at the age of 23. He and a friend killed small-time drug dealer Richard Jobin. Quesnel said he bashed the 44-year-old over the head and his accomplice then stabbed Jobin in the back with a kitchen knife.

The following month, Quesnel committed his second murder. He and the same friend killed Martin Naud, who knew details about the Jobin slaying. The duo ambushed Naud at his home and Quesnel stabbed him in the eye with a pair of scissors and then slit his throat.

Martin Naud

Louis "Mélou" Roy
He earned an introduction to Louis "Mélou" Roy, the head of Hells Angels Trois-Rivieres Chapter and one of the most influential bikers in Canada.

Quesnel was invited to the gang’s clubhouse, where he was asked to become a killer for the Hells Angels. At the time, a drug war raged between the Hells Angels and rival gang Rock Machine in Quebec. About 160 people were killed from 1994 until the conflict wound down in 2001. Quesnel was ecstatic. Sylvain Thiffault ordered him to kill Jacques Ferland, a PCP manufacturer who worked with the rival Rock Machine gang. Quesnel was paid $10,000 for the hit.

Sylvain "Baptiste" Thiffault
Claude "Le Pic" Rivard, was next on the hitman’s list. The gang offered Quesnel and an associate $15,000 for the murder. The duo caught up to Rivard in February 1995 and Quesnel shot him in the face as he sat in his car waiting at a red light.

In March 1995 he killed drug dealer Richard Delcourt. Quesnel came crashing down after his accomplice Michel "Pit" Caron talked to police about the Ferland and Delcourt murders. Quesnel was arrested by the Surete du Quebec in Quebec City on April 1, 1995.

Serge Quesnel
Quesnel was charged with the murders of Ferland and Delcourt. He quickly cooperated with police and more than a dozen Hells Angels members and associates, including Louis Roy were arrested. Quesnel confessed to five murders and plotting to murder 13 others. He received a life sentence, with parole after 12 years.

Quesnel testified at several trials, including that of Louis Roy and Sylvain "Baptiste" Thiffault. The two bikers were acquitted. Quesnel released a book about his underworld experiences, "I Was a Killer for the Hells Angels". It pulls no punches about the evil performed by Quesnel during his time as a contract killer.