August 4, 2014 10:12 am

Quebec murderer Robert Gaudette back in police custody

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MONTREAL — Robert Gaudette is back in police custody after escaping from a minimum security federal unit in Laval last Tuesday.

Gaudette was noticed missing early Tuesday during a morning count at the Montée St-François Institution, where he was serving a life sentence for the murder of his wife, Cindy Bouchard, in 2000.

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He was apprehended Sunday night in Quebec City after being recognized on the street.

According to authorities, he did not resist arrest and is expected to appear in a Quebec City court on Monday.

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A 59-year-old man named Claude Hamelin was arrested on Thursday in connection with Gaudette’s escape. He was charged as an alleged accessory in the Valleyfield court on Friday.

Corrections Service Canada has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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