On that day Eric Arpin, 9, was strangled to death by one of two intellectually-impaired brothers.
The idea was to randomly kill any neighbourhood kid.
|Eric Arpin, dead at 9|
Little Eric was walking to his house at 79-B St. Patrice E. when the brothers spotted him at the local corner store at around 8:30 p.m.
Camille tortured him for about 10 minutes before strangling him with a cord and leaving his body at the exit of a pedstrian tunnel near their apartment at 181 Stanley.
Camille had decided to murder a kid because he was convinced that children in the area had been entering his house and playing with the thermostat and meddling with the birdhouses he built.
Cops rounded the brothers up one week later and eventually Camille Noel was sentenced to life in prison. He was found dead in the Port Cartier prison in September 2008, at age 47. His brother Serge was not found guilty of any crime.
Eric Arpin would have been nearing 30 now if he lived.