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Two of Jonathan Duhamel's Attackers, Ex-Girlfriend Denied Bail

Judge Calls Crime Heinous And Committed In Cold Blood

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Jonathan DuhamelThe three accused of beating and robbing Jonathan Duhamel of his prized bracelet and over $100,000 in cash faced a Quebec Court judge on Tuesday to determine if any of them would be released on bail.

After hearing from his lawyer, only 20-year-old Anthony Bourque was granted the opportunity to post the $5,000 bail, on the condition that he obey a curfew and live with his father until the trial. His co-accused, 22-year-old John Clark and alleged mastermind Bianca Rojas Latraverse, were denied bail.

“The crime was heinous, planned, structured and committed in cold blood,” said Judge Pierre Belisle. Latraverse, a 20-year-old poker player from St. Sauveur, briefly dated Duhamel and has been accused of planning the home invasion, telling her two accomplices about Duhamel’s whereabouts and schedule and the location of his safe.

On Dec. 21st, Duhamel was tricked into opening his condo door by a man holding a package and was quickly overpowered and tied up with duct tape. He was then beaten until he gave up the combination to his safe, which included a large amount of cash and his 2010 World Series of Poker main event bracelet. Though he spent the night in the hospital, he has since reported no major injuries.

The judge insisted that Latraverse, “as the conspirator, has to take responsibility for her actions,” and denied bail. Clark, who is an alcoholic and was recently convicted of two counts of impaired driving, was also denied.

Despite the horrifying end to his 2011, Duhamel has put together a solid start to his 2012 poker campaign. He finished fourth in the $100,000 Super High Roller Event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $313,600 and followed that up with a win in a $5,000 side event for an additional $239,830.

 
 
 
 

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robtr3
over 10 years ago

Has any of what was taken from Duhamel been recovered...particularly the bracelet?

 
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Alty182
over 10 years ago

Yes, I read that the watch they stole from him (which is not mentioned in this article), was in fact recovered, but that the bracelet was still missing. I was expecting the bracelet to be found first since that would be the toughest thing to move without drawing attention since it is so unique.

 
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