Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Court Acquits Man in Hells Angels Slaying after Key Witness Admits Lying

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Court Acquits Man in Hells Angels Slaying after Key Witness Admits Lying

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Murder conviction tossed decade later

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MONTREAL - The Quebec Court of Appeal has acquitted a man in the April 2000 slaying of a high-ranking Hells Angels member because a key prosecution witness admitted to lying on the stand.

The court acquitted Tony Duguay today in the death of Normand (Biff) Hamel, a member of the gang's former Nomads chapter.

Three appeals court justices reached the decision after a Crown witness -- an informant named Sylvain Beaudry -- admitted to lying in court about details of a confession he gleaned from Duguay.

Beaudry acknowledged elements of his testimony came from evidence supplied to him by his police handlers.

Hamel was chased around a parking lot at a pediatrician's clinic north of Montreal before being shot several times as he sought refuge between two cars. …

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