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Man In B.C. Charged With Murder And Arson In 2016 New Brunswick Death

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 23 May, 2019
  • Man In B.C. Charged With Murder And Arson In 2016 New Brunswick Death

VAL-D'AMOUR, N.B. — A 42-year-old man living in British Columbia has been charged with second-degree murder and arson in connection with the death of a woman in northern New Brunswick in 2016.


On October 22, 2016, firefighters discovered the body of 71-year-old Lucille Maltais inside a home in Val-d'Amour.


The investigation determined that the fire had been deliberately set, and her death was deemed a homicide.


The RCMP has continued to investigate the fire and death, and on Wednesday officers arrested a man in British Columbia in connection with the investigation.


Charged is 42-year-old Charles Alex Maltais, who is originally from Val-d'Amour but had recently been living in B.C.'s Lower Mainland.


He is being held in custody and will be brought before a New Brunswick court within the coming days.

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