Son of founder of Bloods street gang beaten in prison

A 26 year old man awaiting trial on murder charges was attacked by seven inmates at the Rivière-des-Prairies detention centre yesterday afternoon.

The Journal de Montreal says the victim is Kevin Desprez, the son of the founder of the Bloods street gang.

He's in hospital and was in critical condition for a time, but has since stabilized.

No arrests have been made.

Desprez was charged following a gang-related murder in Montreal North in 2015.