Attempted murder charges stayed for man arrested by VicPD in France last year

Attempted murder charges stayed for man arrested by VicPD in France last year
Sebastien Normandin was arrested by VicPD in France

Two attempted murder charges against a man who was recaptured by Victoria Police in France after he fled the country while out on bail have been stayed, and the man accused will now serve 10 further days in prison after pleading guilty to assault charges Friday.  

Sebastian Normandin was first arrested after he allegedly attempted to hit a former girlfriend and her partner with his vehicle in December 2016.

In May 2017, Normandin was released on $5,000 bail but was not allowed to remain in Victoria.

Normandin, who is from Quebec, was told to return to Montreal. Five months later in late October, security camera footage captured him at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport boarding a flight for Britain.

VicPD officers, with help from Interpol, eventually caught up with Normandin in Paris last October. He has remained in custody since.

He was facing a total of eight charges, including the two counts of attempted murder, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, criminal harassment, assault and two counts of aggravated assault.

According to the BC Prosecution Service, Sebastien Normandin pleaded guilty on Friday and was sentenced on just the two counts of aggravated assault. Crown spokesperson Alisia Adams says the prosecution service directed a stay of proceedings on all of Normandin’s other charges.

The sentence that would have been imposed before credit for pre-sentence time in custody was three-and-half years.  After receiving credit for time served,  he was sentenced to an additional 10 days in jail, followed by three years of probation.


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