Saturday, December 17, 2016

Court acquits Tony Duguay in 2000 slaying

The Quebec Court of Appeal has acquitted Tony Duguay in the April 2000 slaying of a high-ranking Hells Angels Normand (Biff) Hamel because a key prosecution witness admitted to lying on the stand.

Hamel was chased around a parking lot north of Montreal before being shot several times as he sought refuge between two cars. A jury convicted Duguay of first-degree murder in December 2006 and he was sentenced to life in prison.

The slaying took place during the height of Quebec's infamous biker war -- a turf war over drug territory that claimed more than 150 lives between 1994 and 2002.