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Trial of Marc-André Grenon&nbsp ;: André Lecomte cross-examined

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Illustration of Marc-André Grenon during his trial at the Chicoutimi courthouse.

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The hearings resumed Thursday morning at the Chicoutimi courthouse, for the trial of Marc-André Grenon. The 49-year-old man is accused of the murder and sexual assault of Guylaine Potvin, events that occurred in Jonquière in April 2000.

Interviewed by the Crown on Wednesday, crime scene technician André Lecomte was cross-examined Thursday by the accused's lawyer, Vanessa Pharand. He explained that when he arrived in the victim's room, he quickly noticed the disorder.

We saw the blankets on the ground, the teddy bear on the ground, the bra on the ground. I saw violence. It was not the image of a student studying, said the retired police officer from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

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André Lecomte was a police officer with the Sûreté du Québec when he analyzed the crime scene on April 28, 2000.

From the first glance, seeing the disorder and the body of Guylaine Potvin on her bed, practically naked, Mr. Lecomte quickly understood that something serious had happened. produced on site.

I didn't see in this image a person who had undressed to go to bed. I was like, "Hey! It stirred here[…] Just in sight of the victim, it's violent,” said André Lecomte.

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The cross-examination led the crime scene technician to delve back into the 13-page report, which he wrote on June 6, 2000.He told the jury he used to to do this exercise a few weeks after visiting a crime scene. He still had the habit of taking notes as part of his work.

The first week of hearing in the trial of Marc-André Grenon will finish this afternoon. The trial will resume next Monday.

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