HOME INVASION AT LE MAFIOSO FRANCESCO DEL BALSO "THAT THEY CAME TO KILL HIM IS A POSSIBILITY" DANIEL RENAUD LA PRESSE The police do not rule out that the purpose of the break and enter in the mafioso Francesco Del Balso on Saturday in Laval was to eliminate it or to remove it.
The two suspects in this case, Marc Laflamme-Berthelot and David Cormier, do not face such accusations. On the other hand, according to our information, it seems that the armed man who broke into Del Balso's house on Saturday was looking for him and would not have chosen this residence in the Vimont neighborhood by chance.
"Whether it is a settlement of accounts and they came to kill him, it is a possibility," a police officer told La Presse yesterday .
One thing is certain: to break into the house of a powerful mafioso , a few years ago, and threaten his family, it caused reaction in the police circles. "If the goal was to kill him, it's unusual. In broad daylight, at home, before witnesses, you never see that, "a source told La Presse .
"The actions of the suspects will be very badly seen in the criminal environment that will not accept the fact that they have attacked his family," added another source. "It's an amateur job," added a third.
Marc Laflamme-Berthelot, 33, and David Cormier, 25, both of Montreal, faced a string of accusations yesterday at the Laval Courthouse, including breaking and entering, kidnapping and death threats. The prosecution objected to their release.
A SUSPECT IN THE LAST PASS Marc Laflamme-Berthelot has many criminal histories and has served two federal sentences, one for attempted murder of a 14-year-old boy. On two occasions, his parole was suspended or revoked; The second time in the fall of 2016 because in his transition house room the guards discovered a phone in which they found photos related to the Hells Angels. He was granted his last statutory release three months ago.
Francesco Del Balso, who was not at home at the time of the intrusion, is still under sentence of 15 years pronounced in the wake of Operation Coliseum. One of his sons warned him by text message that an armed man was in the house and was looking for him. Del Balso contacted 9-1-1, but when the authorities wanted to contact him, they noticed that he no longer wore his GPS bracelet to follow in his footsteps. He surrendered himself to the police and was returned to the penitentiary for non-compliance.