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.