Canadian hitman admits killing 27

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A Canadian contract killer already jailed for one murder has confessed to 27 other killings and 12 attempted murders at his trial in Quebec.

Gerald Gallant pleaded guilty to the crimes, committed in the course of three decades, as part of a plea deal.

His victims included bikers and alleged members of organised crime groups, as well as innocent bystanders.

Gallant, 58, was caught in 2006 after fleeing to Europe when detectives linked him to a 2001 killing.

Having turned police informer, he will not get additional jail time for his other crimes and is eligible to apply for parole in 25 years.

Under his plea deal, he is barred from writing a book or making a film about his crimes, but prosecutors said he would receive protection and would be given $50 (US $40, £28) a month to spend at the prison canteen.

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