LONGUEUIL, Que. — A judge has ordered that murder-related proceedings involving former Hells Angels kingpin Maurice (Mom) Boucher be switched to a Montreal courthouse
Boucher is to have a preliminary hearing next week on charges of conspiracy to murder crime figure Raynald Desjardins in prison.
The hearing was to be held in Longueuil, south of Montreal, but a judge agreed Friday to a Crown request it be moved to the Gouin courthouse.
That Montreal facility is linked by a tunnel to a detention centre where Boucher will stay during the hearing.
Boucher is currently serving life imprisonment in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines penitentiary, north of Montreal, after having been convicted of first-degree murder for ordering the killings of two prison guards in 1997.