Lachine man charged with homicide and attempted murder

Ahmed Achour, 28, was arrested shortly after a 40-year-old man was stabbed late Thursday night at a rooming house in Lachine.

Ahmed Achour, a Lachine resident, was arrested shortly after a 40-year-old victim was stabbed late Thursday night at the rooming house on 1st Ave. near Provost St. The victim died hours later after he was taken to a hospital.

According to new charges filed at the Montreal courthouse on Tuesday, a second person was injured as well on Thursday.

Achour was initially only charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He was detained during the entire long weekend on that charge and, on Tuesday, prosecutor Anne-Andrée Charette informed Quebec Court Judge Tristan Desjardins that the weapons charge would be withdrawn and replaced by two new Criminal Code offences: the second-degree murder of a man named Francis Hébert and the attempted murder of another man.

Achour, who does not have a criminal record in Quebec, appeared before Desjardins through a videoconference connecting the courtroom to a jail in Montreal.

Charette informed the judge that a date for a possible bail hearing cannot be set until the case is transferred to Superior Court.

The case returns to court in June.

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