A week after being released on bail for gratuitously beating a passerby, a Montrealer is said to have done it again by attacking strangers and killing a septuagenarian.
“I’m going to kick your ass,” Tsaikov yelled at Yaya Kamara police, who was arrested on Sept. 6 for a series of attacks that same evening in Montreal’s Snowdon sector.
In distress and apparently intoxicated, the 29-year-old suspect was arrested for unprovoked assaults on passers-by before fleeing.
According to our information, he was arrested shortly after unconscious.
However, if the police found three victims, they did not know there was a fourth.
Robert Mazzo, 75, was found the next afternoon after a concerned relative called police after hearing nothing from the elder. On their way to the scene, patrol officers found the victim, who was injured.
Initially treated as a suspicious death, investigators eventually confirmed it was a homicide. Camara, already detained in connection with other attacks, was formally charged in a Montreal court on Tuesday. He is currently facing a life sentence.
However, Kamara was not the first of his violent gestures. Ten days before the alleged murder, the accused was arrested for taking a passerby’s headphones and beating him up.
Despite everything, he was released on bail with a $300 deposit and no alcohol. He would have broken this condition since the evening of the tragedy and witnesses would have seen him with a bottle of beer in hand.
Since his arrest, he has been subject to expertise to verify his competency to stand trial. He was sent for a psychiatric evaluation to assess whether he could be criminally responsible for the crimes he was accused of.
He will return to court later for further proceedings.
With information from Camille Payant and Erica Aubin from Journal de Montreal
“Music geek. Coffee lover. Devoted food scholar. Web buff. Passionate internet guru.”