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Longueuil man arrested in connection to Jenique Dalcourt beating released

A man arrested in connection with last week's fatal beating of Jenique Dalcourt on a Longueuil bike path was released Monday afternoon.

Crown did not lay charges against the suspect, asked judge to release him

A woman was beaten to death along this bike path near Longueuil's Paul Pratt Park last Tuesday. (Radio-Canada)

A man arrested in connection with last week's fatal beating of Jenique Dalcourt on a Longueuil bike path was released Monday afternoon.

The suspect, a man in his mid-20s, was arrested on Saturday.

He was expected to be formally charged Monday afternoon, but charges were never laid. 
Longueuil resident Jenique Dalcourt, 23, was found brutally beaten on a wooded bike path. (Facebook)

"The Crown prosecutor got up in the courtroom and asked the judge permission to release the suspect," said CBC reporter Kate McKenna from the Longueuil courthouse.

The Crown offered no explanation why it made the request, and would not comment.

At the time of his arrest Saturday, Longueuil police did not say what charges he would face. They said they believed the suspect acted alone. The man is a resident of Longueuil, but does not live in the neighbourhood where the homicide occurred.

Dalcourt, 23, was attacked last Tuesday while walking along a wooded bike path in Longueuil, Que.

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