Three men charged in attack on retired Montreal police investigator

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Three men who were arrested as suspects in the attack on a retired Montreal police officer who specialized in investigating the Montreal Mafia will remain behind bars for at least the weekend.

The men appeared before Quebec Court Judge Salvatore Mascia at the Montreal courthouse on Saturday through a video conference that connected the detention centre where they are being held with the courtroom.

All of the three men face six charges each in connection with the attack that left Pietro Poletti, a retired member of the Montreal police, injured. Shortly after 10 a.m. on Friday, Poletti answered the front door to his home in LaSalle and was attacked by three men. They delivered several blows with blunt objects before they fled in a dark-coloured vehicle.

Poletti’s 87-year-old mother was injured in the attack as well, but she did not have to be taken to hospital.

The three men — Louis-Simon Jacques, 30, of Bolton Est, Sandel Pierre, 18, and Yadley Deutz St-Jean, 23, both of Montreal — are scheduled to have another court date on Monday. Mascia ordered they remain detained until then. They are charged with breaking and entering, assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, assault causing bodily harm, and mischief involving property.

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