$78,000 raised for family of slain cabbie

Slain cabbie Ziad Bouzid.

The family of a cab driver who was murdered in Cote-des-Neiges in November got a check today.

Shortly after Ziad Bouzid, a 45-year-old father of three, was killed on Nov. 19, the company he worked for, Diamond Taxi, began to take up a collection for his widow and children.

The check is for close to $78,000 — $18,000 of it comes from his fellow cabbies — an amount that the company matched.

Members of the public came up with the rest.

Bouzid, an engineer by trade in his native Algeria, took on a passenger that fateful evening not far from Trudeau airport. He was found in his cab at the corner of Cote St. Catherine Rd. and Darlington Ave. with a gunshot wound to the head.

A 43-year-old man, Michel Duchaussoy, stands accused of Bouzid's murder. He returns to court on Jan. 23.

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  1. ric posted on 01/08/2014 02:10 PM
    Kudos to the taxi drivers, diamond taxi and the public. Heartfelt sympathies to the his wife and children. Only one thing left, make sure that murderer gets as much jail time as possible (another reason for the death penalty). A senseless killing.
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