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.