Man charged with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der after fa­tal fire in Que­bec se­niors’ home

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

TER­RE­BONNE, Que. — A 44-year-old Que­bec man is fac­ing a mur­der charge in con­nec­tion with a fa­tal se­niors’ home fire that left a 94-yearold woman dead last month. Que­bec pro­vin­cial po­lice say Alain Landais was ar­rested at his home in Ter­re­bonne on Thurs­day and charged on Fri­day.

He faces one count of sec­ond­de­gree mur­der and one count of ar­son.

Mar­celle Mag­nan died after the fire broke out on July 8 at the Oa­sis se­niors’ res­i­dence in Ter­re­bonne, just north of Mon­treal.

Dozens of res­i­dents had to be taken out of the fa­cil­ity and over 10 were treated for smoke in­hala­tion.

Fire crews and po­lice had to use lad­ders to res­cue some peo­ple trapped on bal­conies. Po­lice pre­vi­ously said they ar­rested a man on the day of the fire but re­leased him after ques­tion­ing.

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