A sick, sick crime. I took my kids to La Ronde 2 years ago. We parked and walked to the front gates, passing under the Jacques Cartier bridge. It had been over 30 years since I’d visited La Ronde. All I could think about were those kids:
MONTREAL – A man who committed one of Quebec’s most heinous crimes in 1979 will request parole for the sixth time Wednesday.
Maurice Marcil, 14, and his girlfriend Chantal Dupont, 15, were coming back from an amusement park when they were attacked by Gilles Pimparé and his accomplice, Normand Guérin, raped Dupont before throwing the teenagers off the Jacques Cartier Bridge killing them both.
Marcil’s mother told QMI Agency she still can’t understand the crime 35 years later.
“Their words and their eyes were not enough to convince the killers to spare them,” says Madeleine Hébert.
She will be present at the parole hearing to make sure that her son’s memory is not forgotten. She will read a short text to oppose the 60-year-old man’s appeal.
“As long as he refuses to bear responsibility for his criminal acts and doesn’t work on himself to be able to reintegrate society, I’ll be against his release,” Hébert said.
Pimparé can apply for parole every two years.
Pimparé’s previous parole appeals were denied because the killer didn’t express guilt and was still considered a sexual deviant.
In addition to the double murder, Pimparé has also confessed having raped other men and women.
Normand Guérin has never applied for parole.