Suspect to face murder and arson charges following triple homicide near Montreal
MONTREAL — Police say a man held at the scene of a triple homicide in the Montreal area will appear in court today to face charges of murder and arson.
A 38-year-old woman and her children, aged five and two, were pronounced dead in hospital on Sunday after being found in a burning apartment in Brossard, Que., on the South Shore of Montreal.
The suspect was taken into custody and was initially described by local police as a material witness.
The names of the victims are subject to a publication ban.
Emergency services found the woman and her children while responding to a fire around 1 a.m. Sunday.
Police announced later that day that the deaths were being investigated as a triple homicide.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 26, 2022.
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