A Quebec sex worker was brutally stabbed to death by a convicted murderer, who had killed his girlfriend, and was out on a day pass to satisfy his “sexual needs.”
Marylène Lévesque, 22, was found murdered at a Quebec City hotel room with stab and defensive wounds indicating that she had fought back against the parolee client who had murdered her.
The Globe and Mail reports that the debate to decriminalize sex work has been reignited following the murder.
Eustachio Gallese, 51, who admitted to murdering Lévesque later turned himself in to local police, telling them where they could find the body, according to LifeSite News.
Gallese was convicted of second-degree murder after killing his girlfriend, Chantale Deschenes, with a hammer and knife in 2006. He was also charged with assaulting his ex-wife in 1997.
He had served 15 years of a life sentence before being granted the fateful day parole. He was also considered high-risk offender, who was likely to reoffend.
Since Lévesque’s murder, a Federal Investigation will be conducted by Corrections Canada into how, Gallese, a man with a history of violence against women, and who was deemed incapable of forming a relationship with a woman, was able to gain access to and kill the young woman.
In March 2019, Gallese was admitted to a halfway house where he was not granted full parole in September by a board.
Part of his day parole terms required him to abstain from drugs or alcohol and having to report any relationships he had with women.
Gallese will appear in court on February 26 for the second-degree murder of Lévesque.