Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Delorme Case


Delorme Case, a legal case arising out of the murder of Raoul Delorme in Montreal, Quebec, on January 6, 1922. The half-brother of the deceased, the Abbé Adelard Delorme, was arrested, charged with the murder, and underwent four consecutive trials for his life during the years 1922-4. At the first trial, the prisoner was declared insane; at the second and third trials, the jury was divided; and at the fourth trial the prisoner was acquitted. See W. S. Wallace, Murders and mysteries (Toronto, 1931).

[For further delails of this complex case, consult the page at the Virtual Museum. Jean Monet has also written a book - entitled the Cassock and the Crown - on the case]

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 195.


© 2007 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College