|Quesnel committed his first murder at the age of 23. He and a friend killed small-time drug dealer Richard Jobin. Quesnel said he bashed the 44-year-old over the head and his accomplice then stabbed Jobin in the back with a kitchen knife.|
The following month, Quesnel committed his second murder. He and the same friend killed Martin Naud, who knew details about the Jobin slaying. The duo ambushed Naud at his home and Quesnel stabbed him in the eye with a pair of scissors and then slit his throat.
Louis "Mélou" Roy
|He earned an introduction to Louis "Mélou" Roy, the head of Hells Angels Trois-Rivieres Chapter and one of the most influential bikers in Canada. |
Quesnel was invited to the gang’s clubhouse, where he was asked to become a killer for the Hells Angels. At the time, a drug war raged between the Hells Angels and rival gang Rock Machine in Quebec. About 160 people were killed from 1994 until the conflict wound down in 2001. Quesnel was ecstatic. Sylvain Thiffault ordered him to kill Jacques Ferland, a PCP manufacturer who worked with the rival Rock Machine gang. Quesnel was paid $10,000 for the hit.
Sylvain "Baptiste" Thiffault