The 32-year-old victim, who was allegedly killed Tuesday by a father and son at a Quebec City dorm, has a long history of run-ins with the law.
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The identity of the victim, initially banned from publication because the family had not been informed of the death, finally became known on Thursday. This is Manuel Paradis.
The 30-year-old was reportedly killed with a knife during the attack, which took place around 9.10pm on Tuesday at an apartment building on Chemin Sainte-Foy. A 46-year-old woman was also injured in the altercation.
Well known in the prison community, Manuel Paradis had a long criminal record and has served a number of prison terms over the years. In 2018, he served 30 months in prison after being convicted of assault with a gun, aggravated assault and threatening to kill.
Four years earlier he had been sentenced to five months in prison for spitting on a police officer at Victoria Police Station. But he has also been convicted in the past of misdemeanor, mischief and escaping legal detention.
Father and son charged
Recall that it was Dominic Larocque, 55, and his son Cédric Larocque, 20, who were charged on Wednesday with the first-degree murder of the 32-year-old man. The son lived in the boarding house where the tragedy happened.
The two men remain in custody pending their return to court on December 5.
A 16-year-old teenager was also brought before the juvenile court on charges of wearing a disguise for a criminal purpose and carrying a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public.
Of all these defendants, Dominic Larocque is the only one with a criminal record. In 2007, he was charged with negligent custody of a firearm and possession of drugs.