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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE UTHBRIDCE HERAID Wednesday, July 18, 1973 JACQUES ROSE ROBERT LEMIEUX Jacques Rose found guilty; lawyer jailed By LISA B1NSST MONTREAL (CP) Jacques Rose was found guilty Tuesday on one charge of being an ac- cessory after the fact of the kid- napping of Pierre Laporte. He was acquitted on three related charges. Moments later, his lawyer, Robert Lemieux, was sentenced to 2% years in prison for nine contempt-of-court citations dur- ing the trial, which began June 13. The 11-maii was ex- cused Monday when his father its verdict at p.m. after lunch. Deliber- ations began at a.m. Rose was found guilty, of being an accessory after Sie fact of the October, kidnap- ping of Mr. Laporte, then Que- bec labor minister, by assisting his brother, Paul, to escape. Jacques Rose will be sen- tenced July 24. Maximum sen- tence is 14 years. He was charged witty three counts of being an accessory after the fact, involving his brother and Francis Simard and Bernard Lortie, as well as one charge of forcible detention. Lemieux was sentenced for the contempt of court offeMss by Mr. Justice Guy Mathieu of the Court of Queen's Bench after the jury gave the Rose verdict, Jacques Rose was acquitted earlier of kidnapping and mur- dering Mr. Laporte. URGED SILENCE Mr. Justice Mathieu asked Mr. Lemieux. to give a reason why he should not be cited for contempt of court for advising Simard not to testify at the Rose trial. Simard is serving a life term for Mr. Lapofte's murder and is awaiting trial on the kidnap charge. "I have no advice to give to Francis Lemieux re- plied. "I have no advice to give to Paul Rose. I have no advice to give to any of the political pris- oners. The political prisoners Drug users bash heads on posts KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) Three Kamloops men, all in their 20s, were placed in straiijackets and helmets by police yesterday after they were found bashing their heads against steel fenceposts on a street in this central interior city. RCMP said the three were suffering from the effects of a chemical drug that have been either chloral hydrate or bela- donel, a phenobarbiluate known colloquially as rat poison. RCMP said the only way they could subdue the three to put them in straitjack- cts. The helmets -were used to keep the men from pounding themselves senseless. A veteran RCMP officer said it was the "freakiest and sick- est thing I've ever seen." probably have more advice to give me. Political prisoners have more advice to give us all. "Political prisoners are the heart of our infested federal he added. At that point, Lemieux was sentenced to two years in prison on that citation and six months for eight previous outbursts during the course of the trial. Lemieux yelled "Vive le Que- bec libre" as he was led from the court by police. Some of the 70 persons in th. courtroom jeered "That's jus- and "Vive les when Lemieux was escorted out. Some had tears in thcfr eyes. Silence greeted the jury's ver- dict in the Rose trial. After the jury foreman read out the ver- dict, Lemieux requested an in- dividual rundown on the verdict by each juror. All concurred with the deci- sion announced by the foreman. AIDED GUILTY The Criminal Code defines the charge as following: "An accessory after the 'fact to an offence is one who, know- ing that a person has been a party to the offence, receives, comforts or assists him for the purpose of enabling him to es- cape." Paul Rose is currently serving two concurrent life sen- tences for the kidnap and mur- der of Mr. Laporte. Simard is serving life for murder and, Lortie, 20 years for kidnap. Simard has charged with the kidnap but 5as not been brought to trial. Jacques Rose's first trial on the kidnapping charge enuad in a hung jury. He was acquitted at a second triaL He was also acquitted last February of mur- der. In his address to the jury Monday, Mr. Justice Mathieu said: "In all my experience as a lawyer and a judge, I have never seen a trial like this he said. "But I ask you to forget the numerous altercations between the two lawyers and between Mr. Lemieux and myself. Tou are not here to judge Justice Mathieu or lawyer Robert Le- mieux. "You are here to judge Jac- ques Rose. "A trial such as this one is an affair of reason and not of emo- tion." he told the jury. verdict must be based only on the evidence pre- sented." Exhausted escapee back behind bars DRUMHTLLTR (CP) j RCMP yesterday captured a 22-year-old prisoner four miles from the Minium-Security Fed- eral Penitentiary he escaped fiem by jumping a wall and eluding two guards. said Victor Leroy Names of the three were not' nwir A i Freeman, who hid two days in i released. Trial dale set for drug case XORTH VANCOUVER. B.C. (CP) The trial of San Fran- cisco erotic film maker Alex De Renzy and 19 others charged in connection the July 4 seizure of SI million Tiofth of hashish on Vancou- ver Island start Nov. De Rcnzy, free cm bail, flew up from San rranci-s- co for a court appearance here. Da Renzy, of San Rafael, Calif., made his initial success four yeari ago with a film called "Pornofraphy in Den- nurfc.'' His test film. '-Weed." is about pot smuggling. the hills, was very exhausted j ,v.ben they found him and did j noi put up a struggle. Freeman, an American citi- 'ren. was serving a two-year sentence for armed jobbery. Elevator burns to ground CHX31L fCPi An Alberta Wheat Pool elcvalnr full of burned to the ground after machinery inside caught fire. There was no fire department or v.ater sources near the ele- vator, abaat south- c-jsl of Calgary A damage es- timate has not been made. 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