Hitman Wants “Last Chance”

A killer sentenced to life in prison after fulfilling his contract and murdering two brothers in 1997 wants “one last chance” to apply for parole faster.

“You will see the changes that have taken place in him that will make it possible to reduce the risk of recidivism that he posed after committing the irretrievable on the evening of May 5, 1997,” affirmed Me Sandra Brouillette of the defense, Monday, at the Montreal courthouse.

Killer Jean-Guy Lambert, 76, sat in the defendant’s box and listened intently to his lawyer, who asked him to benefit from the “last chance clause” for his crimes committed 25 years ago. This provision made it possible to apply for parole earlier than expected after their exemplary behavior in the correctional facility.

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According to court documents filed in evidence Monday, Lambert was a car thief at the time. However, one day he was offered a contract to kill brothers Robert and Elias Fattouch for $25,000.

” [Le commanditaire] wanted to get rid of the two brothers because one of them had an affair with his wife while he was incarcerated in the United States, the document said. In addition, one would have used the Fattouch […] its European contacts in the field of stolen vehicles. »

Lambert accepted the contract and shortly thereafter shot the two brothers in the parking lot of their residence. Robert Fattouch died while his brother survived, shot in the head.


The garage of the building where the crime took place.

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The garage of the building where the crime took place.

“The investigation of the crime scene makes it possible to find two magazines filled with 9mm cartridges,” the court filing said.


Magazines filled with 9mm cartridges were found at the scene where two brothers had been shot.  One died and the other survived.

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Magazines filled with 9mm cartridges were found at the scene where two brothers had been shot. One died and the other survived.

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Lambert was arrested in 2003 and pleaded innocent, but a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder. The assassin was thus sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole before 2028.

However, Lambert has not had any safety concerns for years, so he now hopes to be able to make use of the “last chance clause”.

But even if a jury grants his request, that doesn’t mean he’ll be released, it means his file will be available for inspection before 2028. He will remain under the yoke of the correctional services until his death.

The hearings, scheduled to last two weeks, will be chaired by Judge France Charbonneau.

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