Guy Lafleur acquitted

 CBC News

Quebec’s highest court has acquitted former NHL hockey star Guy Lafleur, earlier convicted of giving contradictory testimony at his son’s sexual assault and forcible confinement trial.

A panel of three judges at the Quebec Court of Appeal announced the unanimous decision on Tuesday in Montreal.

In a written statement released Tuesday, Lafleur’s lawyer Louis Belleau said his client is delighted by the decision, given his "bitter" experience with the judicial system.

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