Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hit Man Turned Informant Pleads Guilty To 27 Murders, 12 Attempted Killings

Image: Gérald Gallant, seen in this sketch from a previous court appearance, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 27 counts of first-degree murder and 12 counts of attempted murder. (CBC)

From The CBC:

Plea bargain includes $50 monthly allowance for prison canteen.

A Quebec hit man who killed 27 people and tried to kill 12 others over three decades was apologetic as he pleaded guilty to his crimes, saying he won't likely be forgiven.

Gérald Gallant, an admitted contract killer during Quebec's bloody biker wars, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Quebec City to 27 murders and 12 attempted murders between 1978 and 2003.

As part of a plea deal, Gallant, 58, agreed to testify against 11 other people who allegedly ordered the killings or helped him carry them out.

Gallant is already serving a life sentence in the death of a bar owner and attempted murder of a bar patron in the Laurentian town of Ste-Adèle in 2001.

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