Life sentence requested for gang member

The prosecutor in a case being tried in St-Jérôme is asking for a life sentence for Hensley Jean, a Montreal North man convicted of attempted murder in a bungled assassination. The prosecutor’s pretty forthright in pointing out that such a sentence would serve as a warning to the guys shooting up houses and cars and people around town.

Another trial I haven’t been blogging is of Frederick Silva, who also failed to kill his man, Salvatore Scoppa, in 2017. Silva’s also up for several other murders, committed while he was on the run from police for the botched hit on Scoppa, who was killed in 2019 in a hotel in Laval, but not by Silva.