November 28, 2021

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Murder in Saint-Fabian-de-Bonnet: An important witness met 22 years after a murder

Suarez du Quebec met Thursday morning with “important witnesses” to the murder of the mother of a family 20 years ago near Montmagne. Especially thanks for the project survey J.E.

On December 14, 1999, Lucy Costongue, 42, an unruly mother, was stabbed to death at her home in Saint-Fabian-de-Panet. This tragic incident caused a stir in this small village of about 900 souls.

Lucy Costongue

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No arrests were made in connection with the murder until Thursday morning, and Marcel Sabot, 51, was detained by police at his home in Saint-Jean-Port-Jolie, Southeast-Appalachian. He is considered an “important witness.”

The impact of J.E.

The case, classified as an unresolved murder for several years, ended in October 2019. Show J.E. He then aired an exclusive interview with the victim’s sons, Emanuel and Franுவாois Mercier, telling them how they first experienced the murder of their mother.

Over the next few days, SQ received a lot of new information and met about fifteen people with this file. New investigative evidence gathered at the time would have made it possible to consider Marcel Sapot, 29, at the time of the murder as an interested person.

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Marcel Sabot is a regular in the courts, and he has amassed nearly twenty criminal cases since the late 1980s for crimes committed exclusively in the judicial district of Montgomery.

From 1989 to 1994, his criminal career was suspended mainly for drug offenses, for which he received short prison terms and fines. Between 1994 and 2003 there was a recession in its illegal activities.

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Marcel Sabot continued to return to the judiciary from 2003 to 2016, where he increased fines and short periods of imprisonment, impaired driving, driving under restraint, not guessing anyone and others.

Other suspects?

It remains to be seen whether other key witnesses can be intercepted. During the tragedy, Lucy Costongway’s ex-husband, Mark Mercier, quickly fell into the sight of Sarad டு du Quebec investigators. The couple, who have been married for twenty years, divorced when the woman was murdered.

At the time, even one of his sons confronted his father, clearly asking if he had killed his mother. Mark Mercier did not answer the question. The 64-year-old man has always refused to submit a polygraph. As a result of the events his two boys severed ties with him.

Note that no charges have been filed against Mark Mercier, who has no criminal record.

Command post

Investigators from Sûreté du Québec’s missing and unresolved files unit will also be in Saint-Fabien-de-Panet today, the police said in a statement.

Mobile command post 283 is located on the exit of the village of Saint-Fabian-de-Panet. “Investigators can meet any citizen who has received information after 20 years”, we read.

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