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N.B. woman recalls abduction, escape
Last Updated: Thursday, April 8, 2010 | 6:03 PM AT


A 22-year-old New Brunswick woman testified Thursday about how she was abducted from a pub last fall and abandoned in a gravel pit with a plastic bag taped around her head.

The man said, "Have a nice life," then drove away, she told the court.

The woman, who worked at the pub, testified in provincial court in Hampton during the attempted murder trial of Adrien John Lepage, 55.

Lepage pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to two charges of theft and confinement but not guilty to the charge of attempted murder.

The woman said there were only two customers playing video-lottery terminals on the Monday morning at the end of November when Lepage walked into the Barnwood Pub in Quispamsis, in southern New Brunswick, and ordered a half-rack of ribs and a rye drink.

She said he initially seemed nice as he ordered more drinks and food. But he then approached the bar and told her he had a gun and would blow her head off if she didn't give him the money in the cash register.

Wrapped in duct tape

She said he refused to take the $400 and told her to meet him outside, away from the pub's security cameras. The two left the pub together and she said he forced her onto the floor of his van and wrapped duct tape around her mouth, arms and legs.

He drove the van about 55 kilometres to a gravel pit near Lepreau.

When the van stopped, she said, Lepage put more duct tape across her mouth, eyes, arms and legs. She said he then draped a plastic shopping bag over her head and wound more tape around her head, from her chin to her eyebrows.

She said he dragged her from the van and dropped her on the ground. She was hyperventilating and unable to breathe.

She testified that Lepage then said, "Have a nice life," and drove away.

The woman described how she endured some panicky moments until she found a small opening in the tape to breathe through. She managed to free a hand and removed the bag from her head.

Once she freed herself, the woman walked to Highway 1 and tried to flag down a car. One vehicle stopped and left, then a second vehicle slowed and did not stop. Finally, two drivers pulled over to help her.

Lepage is expected to testify Friday.


Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/04/08/nb-lepage-court-248.html#ixzz0kY7IJjFh

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Re: Woman Told Have A Nice Life | Left To Die | Testifies Against Perp
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 06:20:34 PM »
This woman was certainly a miracle survivor. What a beast and to think he lives right in the maritimes. She is one lucky woman, but she will be afraid for the rest of her life. Hopefully he will get the maximum sentence for the charges that are laid against him. 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Woman Told Have A Nice Life | Left To Die | Testifies Against Perp
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 05:55:37 PM »
I'm not buying it. Where is the responsibility of one's actions. Blame it on everything else...fight with my girlfriend. Depressed.  Wanted the police to shoot me.  He was all across the board. But, if it is true that he was trying to suicide by police, then why didn't he call the police, or make a scene where they would be around? Instead, IMO, he took his frustrations out by overpowering another. In doing so, he terrified this woman, putting her life in danger, and making her fear for her life. People need to be responsible for their actions.

Kidnapper wanted N.B. police to kill him
Last Updated: Friday, April 9, 2010 | 5:20 PM AT
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KA Saint John man says he kidnapped a 22-year-old bartender in the hope the police would kill him.

Adrien John Lepage was testifying Friday in Hampton, N.B., where he is on trial for attempted murder of the young woman.

Lepage pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to two charges of theft and confinement but not guilty to a charge of attempted murder.

He told provincial court that he suffers from depression and that on the morning of Nov. 30, he took six times his prescribed dose of anti-depressant medication.

He also said he had been having problems with his girlfriend that day, before he walked into the Barnwood Pub in Quispamsis.

The bartender testified Thursday that Lepage ordered food and drinks before approaching her at the bar and telling her he would blow her head off if she didn't give him the money in the cash register.

He then told her to carry the $400 outside, away from the pub's security cameras, and threw her into his van, the bartender said.

Lepage told the court he wasn't thinking straight when he robbed the pub and kidnapped the bartender.

He wanted police to kill him and put him out of his misery, he said.

Lepage also claimed he put a plastic bag over the bartender's eyes and not over her nose and mouth as the young woman alleged. Lepage said he just wanted to give himself time to get away from the gravel pit near the southern New Brunswick community of Lepreau, where he'd dropped the woman off, arms and legs bound with duct tape.

David Lutz, the defence lawyer, asked Judge Henrik Tonning to find Lepage guilty of assault rather than attempted murder.

Tonning is expected to hand down his verdict on April 15.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/04/09/nb-lepage-testimony-court-1231.html#ixzz0kvqYQvY4

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 11:37:33 PM »
Another goes down. Way to go Judge Henrik Tonning, nice job.

N.B. kidnapper found guilty of attempted murder
Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2010
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Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/04/15/nb-attempted-murder-verdict.html#ixzz0lEqyHNzW

A Saint John man has been found guilty of attempted murder in connection with the kidnapping of a bartender who was abandoned in a remote gravel pit with a plastic bag taped around her head.

Adrien John Lepage, 55, had told the court he robbed and kidnapped the young woman in the hope police would kill him and put him out of his misery. He wasn't thinking straight and didn't mean to hurt anyone, he said.

Hampton provincial court Judge Henrik Tonning wasn't convinced. He said no matter how hard he looked for reasonable doubt, he could not find any.

Lepage, who was taking notes in the prisoner's box throughout Thursday's proceedings, showed no reaction to the guilty verdict.

He will be sentenced on May 27 on the attempted murder charge, to which he had pleaded not guilty. He will also be sentenced on charges of unlawful confinement and theft, to which he had pleaded guilty.

The judge ordered a pre-sentence report and victim impact statement.

Left for dead

Lepage testified last Friday that he suffers from depression and that on the morning of Nov. 30, he took six times his prescribed dose of anti-depressant medication.

He also said he had been having problems with his girlfriend that day, before he walked into the Barnwood Pub in Quispamsis, in southern New Brunswick.

The bartender had testified that Lepage ordered food and drinks before approaching her at the bar and telling her he would blow her head off if she didn't give him the money in the cash register.

He told her to carry the $400 outside, away from the pub's security cameras, she said. Then he threw her into his van and drove 55 kilometres to a gravel pit near Lepreau. He said: "Have a nice life," then drove away, she told the court.

The woman, who had no coat, was soaking wet and covered in mud, with her arms and legs bound with duct tape. She managed to free herself and walk to Highway 1, where two drivers pulled over to help her.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/04/15/nb-attempted-murder-verdict.html

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 02:52:45 PM »
How can that lawyer sleep at night after what happened to this woman, asking for him to be charged with Assault causing bodily harm instead of attempted murder. Oh, that makes me sick. I am so glad the judge had not listened to the lawyer in looking for a lesser charge. I believe this guy is really going to get a trip out of this and  hopefully it will be the maximum. That is what Cormier wanted when he was charged previously, he asked the judge to kill him. It sounds like the same chorus, but a different criminal. I hope the judge throws the book at him. ??? ??? ??? ???

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 08:14:12 PM »
Forgot to post the sentence.  Should this guy be added to our criminal list, as well?

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N.B. kidnapper sentenced to 13 years
Last Updated: Thursday, May 27, 2010 | 7:00 PM AT
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Adrien John Lepage, left, being escorted by police in December 2009. (CBC)
A Saint John man convicted of attempted murder in the kidnapping of a bartender last November has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Adrien John Lepage, 55, was found guilty in April in connection with the kidnapping of a 22-year-old woman who worked at the Barnwood Pub in Quispamsis in southern New Brunswick.

The woman was abandoned in a remote gravel pit with a plastic bag taped around her head.

Lepage was also given concurrent sentences of four years for the kidnapping and three years for robbery. He will be eligible for parole after six and a half years.

Lepage apologized to his victim in court on Thursday. He said he suffers from depression and didn't mean to hurt anyone.

During his trial, he told provincial court he robbed and kidnapped the woman in the hope police would kill him and put him out of his misery.

He told court that on the morning of Nov. 30, 2009, he took six times his prescribed dose of anti-depressant medication.

The bartender testified that Lepage ordered food and drinks before approaching her at the bar and telling her he would blow her head off if she didn't give him the money in the cash register.

He told her to carry the $400 outside, away from the pub's security cameras, she said. Then he threw her into his van and drove 55 kilometres to a gravel pit near Lepreau.

He said, "Have a nice life," then drove away, she told the court.

The woman, who had no coat, was soaking wet and covered in mud, with her arms and legs bound with duct tape. She managed to free herself and walk to Highway 1, where two drivers pulled over to help her.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/05/27/nb-kidnapper-sentenced.html?ref=rss

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Re: Woman Told Have A Nice Life | Left To Die | Testifies Against Perp
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 09:35:43 PM »
Don't leave us in suspense now.  What was the sentence>??  ;D

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Re: Woman Told Have A Nice Life | Left To Die | Testifies Against Perp
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 09:57:15 PM »
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Lepage was also given concurrent sentences of four years for the kidnapping and three years for robbery. He will be eligible for parole after six and a half years.