Escaped murderer back in court
Published Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:25PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:37PM EDT
A convicted murder who escaped from prison last month was in court Thursday for a brief hearing.
Robert Gaudette waived his right to a bail hearing, a technicality since Gaudette is serving a life sentence for prison and until his escape, was going to be eligible for parole later this year.
Gaudette has changed his lawyers and his new representatives asked the court for time to familiarize themselves with his case before they proceed.
His next hearing will be on Nov. 12, 2014.
Gaudette escaped from the minimum security Montee St. Francois prison in Laval on July 28 by jumping out a window. He was found five days later in Quebec City.
Claude Hamelin has been charged with being an accessory after the fact for allegedly aiding Gaudette following his escape.
Gaudette was sentenced to life in prison in 2002 after killing his wife Cindy Bouchard in 2000.
He faces new charges of escaping from custody and forcibly breaking out of a cell.
Robert Gaudette, 55, was recaptured five days after escaping from prison.