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Ex-Quebec judge who was found guilty of murdering his wife not getting bail

Former Quebec judge Jacques Delisle, June 14, 2012 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
July 06, 2012 - 5:34 PM

MONTREAL - A former Quebec judge who was found guilty of murdering his wife is not getting bail.

An appeals court justice ruled today that Jacques Delisle must stay behind bars pending an appeal of last month's conviction.

A jury found Delisle guilty of shooting Nicole Rainville to death in 2009.

The 77-year-old Delisle is believed to be the first Canadian judge to be convicted of first-degree murder.

Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Richard Wagner ruled today that Delisle cannot be released.

Lawyer Jacques Larochelle, who is representing Delisle, told Wagner earlier this week that his client is not a flight risk, is not a danger to reoffend, that he had a blemish-free past and that he took care of Rainville for years.

Delisle's trial heard that Rainville was suffering from partial paralysis and that the accused wanted to move in with his mistress.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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