Tuesday, April 17, 2018

'Mom' Boucher pleads guilty to prison-hatched murder plot

Hells Angels chief Maurice "Mom" Boucher has pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder Raynald Desjardins, a high-ranking Mafia member, while both were behind bars. Boucher entered the plea Tuesday. Boucher shouted “guilty!” when Justice √Čric Downs asked him on Tuesday to confirm that he was pleading guilty to the conspiracy. This was because a microphone in the prisoner’s dock where Boucher was seated was not on when he first responded. Jury selection for the trial was set to begin next week. 

Boucher is already serving a life sentence for the 1997 murders of two prison guards. He was arrested in his cell in connection with the murder plot in 2015.