An “apprentice mixologist” is guilty of criminal negligence in igniting two of his friends, after the first use of strong liquor.
A voice low and nervous, Remy Crest, 28 years, without antecedent judicial, pleaded guilty yesterday, a year and a half after that feast at the “shots fired” that has turned a tragedy on 29 may 2017.
That evening, Remy Crest goes to celebrate with his friend Alex Bouchard-Mathurin, age 20, in an apartment of the rue Bouchette in Limoilou.
In the course of the evening, Remy offers to his friends to try to make the shooter flamed called sucker punch, a classic bar, The Workshop, made of vodka and green apple, midori, lime and alcohol to 94 %. To the establishment of the Great Aisle, it is clear that this shooter flambé is served in the bar only.
Remy and Alex will go to The Workshop to watch the craftsmen at work. They will then in Rémy look for the ingredients and returning to the scene of the feast.
All of the guests will consume several shooters flambé during the evening.
Alex ” dance with Sarah* in the living room. Rémy approached him and pours the vodka on the head.
The boy, all wet, went to dry in the bathroom. Alex comes back and sits on the couch next to Sarah.
Rémy asparagus-again couple, but this time with the bottle of alcohol to 94%.
A few minutes later, Remy lights his lighter right next to Sarah and Alex.
The two young ignite immediately because of the alcohol vapors. Alex managed to extinguish the flames on his body quickly enough and returns to help Sarah. The young woman is going to lose consciousness, as her friends put out the blaze on his body.
The arrival of the ambulance, Alex and Sarah are seriously injured, with flaps that hang. They are immediately transported to the burn unit of the hospital of the Child Jesus.
The police found Remy in the process of throwing up in the bathroom, highly intoxicated by alcohol.
Alex Bouchard-Mathurin, 20 years old, suffered burns 2nd degree on the face and neck.
Many skin grafts
Sarah, burnt 2nd and 3rd degree on his face, his neck, his chest, his shoulder and his calf, will remain one and a half months in the hospital and will undergo many skin grafts. Since it has been unable to walk for many weeks, the young woman then had to do months of rehabilitation to regain their mobility.
Alex burns 2nd degree on the face and neck. He will need to go to the hospital every day for a month to change his dressing.
Rémy Ridge will return to court in January for the stage of representations on the sentence. The crime of criminal negligence causing bodily harm is punishable by a maximum sentence of 10 years.
The Crown was not required to impute intent to the accused. An individual is guilty of the crime of criminal negligence if he deviates sharply from a standard that a reasonable person would adhere to, ” explains the attorney for the Crown, Me Matthew Rochette.
Sarah (fictitious name), burnt 2nd and 3rd degree on his neck, his chest, his shoulder and his calf, will remain one and a half months in the hospital and will undergo many skin grafts.
In 2017, a young man from Quebec city, Frederic-Denis Côté, has been sentenced to a sentence of four months to be served in the community and to make a donation of $ 2000 in a story a bit similar.
Side had approached her lighter from a friend partier, who earlier in the evening, had deliberately spilled the alcohol strong on him for the fun of it to ignite the spots. The victim had been hospitalized more than a month and burned on 23 % of his body.
Frederick Denis Côté had pleaded guilty to a charge of assault causing bodily harm.
*First name fictitious to protect the identity of the complainant, a minor at the time of the event