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Parents of murdered Montreal Maxi clerk deliver emotional statement at sentencing

Nathalie Beaulieu, the mother of Clémence Beaulieu-Patry, is expected to deliver a victim impact statement Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
Nathalie Beaulieu, the mother of Clémence Beaulieu-Patry, is expected to deliver a victim impact statement Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Clémence Beaulieu-Patry / Facebook

The parents of a young woman who was murdered as she worked in a busy Montreal grocery store have described their daughter as a luminous, loving and peaceful girl whose life was stolen.

Clemence Beaulieu-Patry’s parents delivered an emotional victim impact statement during sentencing arguments Wednesday morning.

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Randy Tshilumba was convicted by a jury last Friday of premeditated murder in the stabbing death of Beaulieu-Patry in April 2016.

Her mother, Nathalie Beaulieu, said the verdict would allow her to mourn her 20-year-old daughter in peace.

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The jurors rejected the defence’s argument the accused was not criminally responsible for his actions.

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Beaulieu-Patry’s parents, Nathalie Beaulieu and Luc Patry, told the court they have trouble sleeping and haven’t worked since their 20-year-old daughter was murdered.

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Quebec Superior Court Justice Helene Di Salvo will sentence Tshilumba Wednesday afternoon.

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The crime carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole before 25 years.

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