TONY SPEARS AND KELLY ROCHE
Joey Faubert wasn’t supposed to die.
The plan was just to tune him up a bit so he’d learn his lesson.
But someone brought a knife, police sources tell the Sun. And Faubert was soon bleeding out from evil wounds.
Three young men, none older than 20, are now charged with murder and three teen girls face charges relating to the Saturday night slaughter outside St. Isidore’s Catholic elementary school, about 60 km east of Ottawa.
Talk on the street was that Faubert was due for a beating about a month before he ended up dead. The rumours surfaced right about the time he fought with and left the home of flatmate and Facebook friend Marty Lamoureux, 18, who’s charged with second-degree murder.
What they had fought over was a mystery to a neighbour, who had heard the row.
But it’s alleged Lamoureux hatched a plan for revenge, enlisting the help of Nico Soubliere, 20, and two teen sisters to knock Faubert around.
The girls — young and pretty at ages 16 and 18 — were to be used as bait to lure the 24-year-old Faubert, a source said.
The youngest girl cannot be identified because of her age and her sister cannot be named because it would identify the younger girl.
Another girl, 17, tried to help them get away with murder after the bloody deed was done, prosecutors allege.
But the charges suggest Lamoureux’s alleged conspiracy to assault Faubert quickly got out of his control.
Soubliere — unlike Lamoureux — is charged with first-degree murder, which shows police and prosecutors believe that the killing was planned and deliberate.
Another man, 19-year-old Cody Henry, is also charged with first-degree murder.
Rumours that drugs had played a role in Faubert’s death were vehemently rejected by mourners who set up a Facebook group in his memory.
Faubert’s uncle, however, had told the Sun that Faubert had drug-related money problems. The flat Faubert shared with his alleged murderer was taped up Tuesday as OPP executed a search warrant.
Jean-Francois Dorey, a resident of the town for 15 years, let Faubert crash on his couch when he needed a place to stay. “He was OK, he was a nice guy,” he said.
Dorey said he heard rumours that Faubert owed people a lot of money.
“Every small town has drugs, that’s normal,” said Dorey, but he said it has never escalated to violence.
“If you took out all of the drug dealers and all of the people who did drugs, this place would be a ghost town.”
The suspects’ youth appalled Nation Mayor Francois St. Amour.
“My stomach turned when I heard that,” he said. “What’s more shocking than a young man losing his life is the age of the people arrested — from 20 to 16. What’s the world coming to?”
— with files from Marlo Cameron