The Courrier du Sud | Brossard: the accused of the triple murder will stand trial

The Courrier du Sud | Brossard: the accused of the triple murder will stand trial
The Courrier du Sud | Brossard: the accused of the triple murder will stand trial

Mohamad Al Ballouz, the Brossard resident accused of the unpremeditated murder of his partner Synthia Bussières and the premeditated murders of his two children, was summoned to trial at the Longueuil courthouse on May 10.

The defense contested the premeditation of the murders of the accused’s children, aged 2 and 5. After analyzing the facts, judge Julie-Maude Greffe rejected his request.

The mother and grandmother of the victims, Sylvie Guertin, was present with members of her family. Although she considers this recent news a victory and a weight lifted from their shoulders, hearing the sequence of events again “plunged her back into her suffering.”

“As long as I don’t know that he is really in prison, probably for the rest of his life, the suffering is there,” she told the media through tears. It will never be able to take away the suffering he caused to the whole family.”

Mohamad Al Ballouz, 36, was charged with triple murder after the lifeless bodies of his wife and children were found in his condo on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, in Brossard, on the night of September 24 to 25, 2022.

A publication ban prevents revealing the details of the investigation or the conclusions of Judge Greffe’s analysis.

The accused will return to court on June 10. However, his jury trial could begin in 2025, according to Mr. Eric Nadeau, Crown prosecutor. He also faces an arson charge.

In October 2022, the Commission on Human Rights and Youth Rights took the initiative to open an investigation in order to “verify whether the alleged facts are true and whether the rights of children have been respected.”

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