Man facing pair of murder charges
TRACADIE, N.B.— New Brunswick RCMP say a 19-year-old Tracadie man is facing firstdegree murder charges after two bodies were found following a weekend house fire.
Police say Benoit Bertin appeared in court Tuesday and was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of attempted murder and arson in connection with Sunday’s fire in Six Roads, about 10 kilometres north of Tracadie.
Police say that when officers arrived at the scene just after 1:30 a.m., they found a man who had been able to flee the burning home - he was taken to hospital in Fredericton where he is in critical condition.
The Mounties say a search of the burned out home on Monday led to the discovery of the bodies of an unidentified man and woman.