Escaped cop-killer recaptured
Pierre Ouellet, seen here in a police handout, was recaptured Monday night.
Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012 8:51AM EST
A convicted cop killer who escaped from a halfway house has been recaptured.
Pierre Ouellet was arrested Monday evening in Montreal by RCMP officers, according to the Quebec City police force.
Ouellet was serving a life sentence for the 1986 murder of Montreal police officer Claude St-Laurent.
He had been living in a halfway house in preparation for parole when he disappeared last Wednesday. Police suspect he obtained a handgun and robbed a pair of Quebec City grocery stores.
Police say the robberies were caught on surveillance video.
Ouellet had a lengthy criminal history of committing armed robbery before he was pulled over by a police officer in 1986. With an accomplice Ouellet disarmed St-Laurent, then killed the officer with his own revolver.
He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.
With files from The Canadian Press