Justice: Long sentence demanded for a mafia cleaner

The woman who helped a mafia hitman eliminate two brothers from his Saint-Jude residence and then allegedly cremated the corpses is expected to languish behind bars for 15 to 17 years before hoping for parole, according to the report. Crown.

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“Marie-Josée Viau stole our family, we don’t have a cemetery to visit when our hearts are in pain, or for their birthdays,” the members of the family of the Falduto brothers said emotionally before the lawsuit demanded a long sentence. incarceration, Wednesday, at the Gouin Judicial Services Center, in Montreal.

Missing bodies

Viau, 46, was recently convicted of the second degree murders of brothers Vincenzo and Giuseppe Falduto as well as plotting their deaths in June 2016.

Her husband, firefighter Guy Dion, 50, was acquitted.

According to the Crown theory, which is based on incriminating statements obtained by a contract killer who then became an informer, the woman would have subsequently cremated the bodies.

During the trial, however, the woman had sworn never to have burned the corpses, but rather to have deposited them with a certain “Guidou”, not far from their home in Montérégie.

Difficult mourning

Statements made to the police following her arrest, however, suggest that she did cremate the bodies. However, these statements were excluded from the evidence due to police errors, so that the jury did not have this information in hand in order to decide the fate of the accused.

But it doesn’t matter if the bodies were taken elsewhere or cremated, for the family of the Falduto brothers, that hardly changes anything.

“Not only did she not have the heart to leave the bodies to mourn us, she made them disappear, as if they had never existed”, lamented the relatives in a letter addressed to the court.

Since Viau has been convicted of second degree murder, she will automatically be sentenced to life in prison. It only remains to determine how long she will have to serve before being eligible for parole.

If the Crown recommended 15 to 17 years, the jury had for its part suggested the minimum of 10 years. This is what the defense proposed on Wednesday.

Judge Éric Downs will render his decision at a later date.

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