Raynald Létourneau pleads guilty to first-degree murder
MONTREAL – Raynald Létourneau, the man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend last summer, has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.
Charlie Cecilia Garcia Larez, 36, was found dead inside her Côte-Des-Neiges apartment last summer.
She was pregnant and had recently immigrated to Canada in the hopes of supporting her family in Venezuela.
After her body was found, Létourneau was placed on the list of Quebec’s ten most wanted criminals and was the target of a Canada-wide search.
Police arrested him last summer in Pointe-aux-Trembles.
The 47-year-old said he was ready to take the plea on Jan. 22, but was warned by the Superior Court Justice to reflect on what he was admitting to.
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Justice André Vincent was concerned that Létourneau was not represented by a lawyer at the time.
He entered the guilty plea Thursday morning after consulting with a defence lawyer.
He faces an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.
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