Quebec murderer escapes from minimum security prison in Laval

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Watch: Archival footage showing the murder scene and Gaudette in 2000

MONTREAL — A manhunt is underway in Quebec after convicted murderer Robert Gaudette escaped from a minimum security federal unit in Laval.

Gaudette, who was serving a life sentence for the murder of his wife in 2000, was noticed missing early Tuesday during a morning count. He escaped from the Montée St-François Institution.

“On July 29, 2014 during the 5 a.m. count, staff members discovered that Robert Gaudette was not accounted for in the minimum security unit,” a statement from Corrections Canada noted.

“The Correctional Service of Canada immediately contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Sûreté du Québec and the Service de Police de Laval and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.”

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Gaudette is 55 years old, measures 180 cm…

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