WATCH: 19-year sentence for man with mental illness history who killed 2 people while high on drugs

A man, who killed two people in 2016 during a drug-driven rampage, has been sentenced.

Frederick Gingras, who has a history of mental health issues, will serve 19 years behind bars. 

He was convicted of killing his roommate with a shotgun in east end Pointe-Aux-Trembles after consuming a large amount of cocaine.

He then took off and spotted 49-year old Chantal Cyr a few blocks away, who was waiting for her daughter to finish working at a Tim Horton's.

He fatally shot the mother, stole her car, and then crashed it. 

"He then used his weapon to shoot his way through two homes, terrorizing two families, injuring another man until he found the keys to an SUV. He fled the scene, and was captured after a high speed chase in Brossard", reported CTV's Stephane Giroux.

Gingras was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.

The defence and the Crown recently reached a plea bargain that led to a guilty plea to two charges of manslaughter.   



- With files from CTV