The scene took place on Halloween in Notre Dame de I’lle Perrot in 2007, where Brandon Pardi’s dangerous driving caused the death of 3-year-old Biance Leduc. The toddler was hanging Halloween decorations on the front lawn of her caregiver’s home when she was hit by Pardi’s out-of-control car – on his 18th birthday.
He was found guilty of dangerous driving in December, and in March of 2012, was told not to expect leniency and will be given a “fair” and “appropriate” decision from Judge Michel Mercier on June 5th.
And so, today was Judgement Day for Mr. Pardi.
As he entered the Valleyfield courthouse this morning, he faced a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail. And instead, he walked out with a house-arrest sentence for two years.
The first year will be spent in complete house arrest, meanwhile the second year will be restricted to a 11pm to 7am curfew. He is also banned from having a driver’s permit for the next three years.