Guy Lafleur wins perjury appeal in Quebec’s top court

Hockey legend acquitted of giving contradictory testimony his son’s trial

Quebec’s top court has acquitted former NHL legend Guy Lafleur of giving contradictory testimony at his son’s sexual assault trial. In May 2009, Judge Claude Parent said the former star of the Montreal Canadiens had given contradictory testimony at the trial of his son Mark, who was accused of uttering death threats, forcible confinement and assault. (The 24-year-old has struggled with addiction to drugs and has undergone treatment on several occasions.) Lafleur has maintained he did not perjure himself, but that he was confused during questioning. In a written statement released Tuesday, Lafleur’s lawyer said his client is elated with the decision after his “bitter” experience with the judicial system.

CBC News

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