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A man charged with the death of a 15-year-old girl who was killed in Saint Leonard last year

Salim Touaibi has been charged with one murder of Meriem Boundaoui and three attempted murders.

Meriem Boundaoui, 15, killed Feb. 7, 2021 in St-Léonard.
Meriem Boundaoui, 15 years old, February 7, 2021 St- Killed by Leonard. Photo courtesy of Safia Boundaoui

A 26-year-old man who was already behind the bar when he was arrested on Monday Meriem Boundaoui's murder,A 15-year-old girl shot at St-Léonardlast February.

Salim Tuaibi, 26, was charged with one murder in the death of a teenager in front of Judge Geneva Graton of the Quebec State Court on Monday afternoon. Was charged with.

Meriem was sitting in a gray Volkswagen outside the Boulangerie Castel on the corner of Baldombre and Jean Talon Street when shot. Montreal police later said that when she was killed, she believed she was in the wrong place at the wrong time and she was not the intended target of the shooting.

Tuaibi didn't have to enter the plea he was facing. His lawyer, Xavier Desrosiers, simply demanded that the case be carried over to July 22 while Touaibi remained in custody in another case.

In addition to being charged with attempted murder, Tuaibi also faces three counts of attempted murder associated with the same shooting. He is said to have tried to kill the other three while using the firearms.

Touaibi's current address is listed on the tariff as the Rivière des Prairies Detention Center.

He was arrested there on Monday morning, but was already detained on June 10 in another case convicted of two firearm-related crimes filed in March by Tuaibi. Was there. The decision stage for the case was scheduled to begin in September.

His criminal record includes convictions in several other cases. On August 11, 2020, Touaibli was sentenced to 24 months in prison in another case involving firearms. He was forced to serve five months in prison when the time he was already in prison was factored into the sentence.

He was also convicted in 2019 of possessing cannabis for transportation purposes. In 2017, he and another man were arrested in the parking lot of Anjou's house. Anonymous callers reported seeing cars idling in the parking lot after midnight on February 25, 2017. Cannabis has come out. Police officers found a pot of nearly 20 grams, two scales and several cell phones in the car.

This story will be updated.

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