Murder in Saint-Hyacinthe: The suspect was a convicted felon who had been arrested more than 200 times in his life

Murder in Saint-Hyacinthe: The suspect was a convicted felon who had been arrested more than 200 times in his life

The 54-year-old man to be charged in connection with the murder of his roommate in Saint-Hyacinthe Thursday evening has an impressive criminal record, including more than 200 arrests in his life.

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The circumstances surrounding the death of 60-year-old Robert Schetlur are unclear. No weapons were reportedly used during the violence. The sex worker is believed to have died after an argument inside the building where he shared accommodation with his alleged attacker.

The victim was taken to the hospital shortly after arriving by emergency services, where he died. The suspect also had to be taken to hospital, but his life is not feared.

Charges in the afternoon

Private criminal investigators from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) were able to question him in the morning. He is expected to face charges in connection with the killing in Saint-Hyacinthe court later in the afternoon.

Forensic identification is sent to the crime scene to collect all necessary evidence.

The suspect has a criminal record with more than 200 files listed in the case. Robert Shedlure, the victim, has a significant criminal past with over 100 convictions. He was last released from prison last winter. Most of their files are about theft and break-ins.

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