19-year-old killed in Outremont: Two men in their 20s arrested and charged

19-year-old killed in Outremont: Two men in their 20s arrested and charged

Three weeks after the murder of a 19-year-old boy near an Outremont park, police have arrested two suspects who have just appeared at the Montreal courthouse.

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Olivier Ledezma Theron, 25, has been formally charged with second-degree murder, while Nils Ovesson, 21, is facing a charge of manslaughter.

The two Montrealers looked embarrassed and appeared briefly via video conference in connection with the death of 19-year-old Philippe André Graton, which took place on November 6.

Philippe André Graton, victim

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Philippe André Graton, victim

According to the Montreal police, an altercation broke out between several people. Mr Graton was then stabbed. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Marco Ledezma, who was present at his son’s performance, looked disturbed.

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“It’s a nightmare,” commented Ledezma Theron’s father. My son is an artist, he writes and composes music. I don’t understand what could have happened. »

As he is charged with murder, Ledezma Theron will remain incarcerated until further notice. Ovesson, meanwhile, is due to appear in court next week to set a release date. Meanwhile, the two defendants have been barred from communicating with two people who are potential witnesses in the case.

An obituary described the victim as a charismatic, courageous and loyal young man.

“Philippe was happy and full of ideas and plans for the future,” the obituary reads.