Remembering Fredy Villanueva: ‘It’s unjust that he was killed’

The 23 photographs strung alongside a Montreal North parking lot told the story of Fredy Villanueva, shot and killed by a Montreal police officer in the same place 10 years ago Thursday.

There’s a baby Villanueva with fat crayons, drawing a red flower. In others he poses while ice skating, or blows out 15 candles on a bright blue and white birthday cake. They are the everyday artifacts of a child’s life that are precious to a family: a teenage Villanueva sits at a computer in a living room decorated for Christmas, or scrapes food from a plate in a kitchen.

Richard Louisor, who lives in Montreal North, broke out in laughter as he looked at Villanueva’s baby photos. “It’s very nice to see him like this,” said Louisor, who knew Villanueva. “It’s unjust that he was killed.”

Lilian Maribel Madrid Antunes releases a white dove during the memorial to mark the death of her son, Fredy…

Original published: 2018-08-10 02:54:05 Read the full Montreal News here


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