15 months for sequestering his brother-in-law with tape

A man who kidnapped his brother-in-law with the help of his mother by using duct tape to tie him up and threaten to kill him was given a 15-month prison sentence.

15 months for sequestering his brother-in-law with tape

A man who kidnapped his brother-in-law with the help of his mother by using duct tape to tie him up and threaten to kill him was given a 15-month prison sentence.

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Believing that the victim was a bad influence for his sister, Jean-Philippe Carrier and his mother, Cécile Leclerc, had developed a plan to scare the young man. Thus, on August 24, 2019, the two accused had set a trap for him, encouraging him to go to their residence on boulevard Saint-Claude by texting him with his girlfriend's cell phone.

Once on the scene, the 31-year-old man rushed to his brother-in-law's car, forcing him to open the doors for him. Helped by his mother who got the victim out of the vehicle by pulling his hair, Carrier then dragged him inside the residence to lock him in the bathroom.

Too far

Using gray duct tape, Carrier bound the victim while beating him. The latter had also been threatened with being taken to a place where he would not be found, so that he "digged his grave".

Eventually it was Carrier's sister – a young woman with borderline personality disorder who wanted her brother to help her end her relationship with the victim – who contacted 911, believing that his family's plan went too far.

It was the police who freed the victim from his attackers after about twenty minutes.

Both Jean-Philippe Carrier and his mother Cécile Leclerc were convicted of assault, death threat and forcible confinement.

Both were due to receive their sentences on Friday, but the 59-year-old is currently battling aggressive cancer. His son received a total sentence of 15 months in prison.

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