Laval: a robber stabbed to death by an ex-UFC fighter

An ultimate veteran would have stabbed to death one of the individuals who had been holding him for six hours and demanding a large sum of money, on the night of Monday to Tuesday, in Laval, in what has all the appearance of a extreme case of self-defense.

The story, which had a bloody end, would have started at the end of the evening on Monday, when five suspects would have forced their entry into a residence on Place du Cormoran, in the Sainte-Rose district.

The house has been rented since February by former mixed martial arts fighter, Eduardo “Icho” Larenas and his wife.

According to our information, the suspects pretended to be delivery men when they arrived at Larenas’ home.

The couple were held for about six hours before the robbery at home had a tragic outcome: at a certain point, Icho Larenas from the premises managed to seize the knife of one of the criminals, then stab him to death.

The victim is a young man in his twenties.


Photo Agence QMI, Maxime Deland

The couple would have taken advantage of this moment to flee, leaving the group of attackers behind.

According to our information, the suspects may have come to Icho Larenas to steal a large inheritance he recently received.

The Laval police received an emergency call around 2 a.m. asking them to go to the single-family residence where the tragedy took place, in the heart of a residential and very family-friendly neighborhood.

The crime scene was protected by a security perimeter and the investigators were still on site Tuesday afternoon to try to understand the thread of events.

Since this event could have a link with organized crime, the investigation was transferred to the Sûreté du Québec in the morning.

The house inside which the home robbery was committed is owned by a numbered company that belongs to one of the largest real estate brokers in Laval. She had been rented by Icho Larenas and his spouse for a few months.


Photo Agence QMI, Pascal Girard

Originally from Argentina, the 42-year-old man had pleaded guilty in 2000 to a charge of assault causing injury to a customer, while he was a doorman at the bar Le Dagobert, in Quebec.

Larenas, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound colossus, has had 12 career professional mixed martial arts fights, posting a record of six wins and six losses.

He even fought a fight in the prestigious organization of the UFC in 2006.

His last appearance in the arena was in May 2018.

Tuesday afternoon, Icho Larenas and his wife were still met by investigators from the Sûreté du Québec, who did not exclude the possibility that criminal charges could be brought against them in this case.

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