Monday, 21 April 2008
Joel Labossiere and his wife Magdalena were found in their home Sunday by a family member who called police.Owner of a local home construction company and his pregnant wife were found shot to death in their home Sunday afternoon Police and paramedics received a call around 1:30 p.m., that a man was seen lying on the floor in a puddle of blood. He didn't appear to be moving, according to the caller. Paramedics were told to wait before entering the home until police could arrive to ensure the situation was safe. Paramedics were finally cleared to enter at about 1:55 p.m. and both victims were found dead inside.Neighbours said police canvassing the neighbourhood asked them if they had heard gunshots anytime overnight."It's unbelievable," a neighbour said breaking down in tears. "He was a great guy and the lady was as friendly as he was. I'm just stunned." Labossiere, the owner of JDL Construction, is the grandson of Fernand and Rita Labossiere, who along with their son Remi, were shot to death in their home on Nov. 26, 2005, before it was set on fire.No one has ever been charged. Mounties believe more than one person was involved in the slayings.Joel Labossiere is also the nephew of Denis Jerome Labossiere, who is currently on parole for a 2006 conviction for selling cocaine on behalf of the Hells Angels.A neighbour said Joel and his wife had a one-year-old daughter who was home during the slayings. She was unharmed and taken from the house soon after police arrived."This little girl is all alone now," he said. "She's got no parents now." City police released no details about the case other than to say the deaths were suspicious. More information was be released Monday.Joel Labossiere, a tall, muscular man, was the family spokesman in an ongoing court case over Fernand and Rita's farm estate.An August 2000 will left proceeds from the estate, valued at about $1.3 million, to six grandchildren, including Joel Labossiere. A second will, dated July 2005, left all of the property to Fernand and Rita's son Jerome Labossiere and his wife, Claudette Grenier, a school teacher.Jerome Labossiere served just 18 months of a six-year sentence for trafficking cocaine for the Hells Angels before he was granted day parole just before Christmas.However, within days he was arrested and charged with breaching a court order prohibiting him from contacting them at their homes and workplaces. Labossiere's relatives had obtained a no-contact order.