The man who assaulted a musician in the underground parking lot of the Plaza hotel in Quebec at the start of the year was sentenced Thursday to 17 months in prison.
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On the evening of January 3, musician Even Duchesneau-Boudreau had just finished his shift when he saw the accused, Nickola Martella, attempting to steal his vehicle in the hotel’s underground parking lot.
After asking him twice to get out of his car, the musician approached the thug who then stabbed him in the hand with a knife before fleeing.
“Since this attack, the victim no longer has sensitivity in three of his fingers and he remains excessively fearful,” said the criminal and penal prosecutor, Mr.e Geneviève Baril.
Detained since that time, the 30-year-old, who has a criminal record primarily in fraud and theft, used his time in court to plead guilty to three more counts for acts committed in December 2019.
He thus admitted to having engaged in assault on his former spouse and he admitted his guilt to a charge of mischief.
In addition to the prison sentence, Martella will have to respect a three-year probation period after leaving detention, with a ten-month follow-up. He will also have to compensate Even Duchesneau-Boudreau for an amount of $ 400.