The 38-year-old resident of the Saint-Léonard district appeared Monday afternoon facing a charge of premeditated murder at the Montreal courthouse. He will be taken to Ontario for further legal proceedings.
On March 11, Michael Deabaitua-Schulde, a member of the Niagara chapter Hells Angels in good standing, was murdered with several firearm projectiles in front of a Mississauga mall. The 32-year-old biker, dubbed Diaz, had just come out of a gym where he had trained.
After finding the Honda Civic abandoned and burned by the suspects, the Peel Regional Police had pinned two other Montrealers in this case last Wednesday.
Marckens Vilme, 28, known to police for his links to street gangs, has also been charged with premeditated murder. Brendan Reyes, 24, has been accused of complicity after the fact.
Possible internal purge
A rare event in the world of organized crime bikers, a fundraiser was launched on the GoFundMe crowdfunding site for the benefit of the victim’s family, who was the father of two young children. Nearly $ 25,000 had been raised in four days on a target of $ 100,000 on Monday.
The hypothesis of an internal purge is not excluded as a motive for this homicide. This is the latest in a series of murders in Ontario, allegedly entrusted to Quebec organized crime henchmen, the police believe.
Last month, after the arrest of the alleged hitman Frédérick Silva, Le Journaland our Bureau of Investigation revealed among other things that this close to the Montreal mafia is suspected of having executed a dozen murder contracts, including at least three in Ontario.
This winter, a 21-year-old Montrealer, Marley Dorphelus, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the murder of an Hells-related Ontario trafficker who was killed in Oakville in 2017.
In addition, the Hamilton police have speculated that the suspect wanted for the murder of Cece Lupino – a nephew of the late Montreal Mafia godfather Paolo Violi shot dead at home on January 30 – could also be a Quebecker.