New Brunswick man fac­ing two first-de­gree mur­der charges after house fire

Truro Daily News - - Atlantic -

New Brunswick RCMP say a 19-year-old Tracadie man is fac­ing first-de­gree 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 first­de­gree 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.

A sec­ond man was found a short dis­tance from the home and was ar­rested.

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.

Bertin has been sent for a 30day psy­chi­atric eval­u­a­tion and is sched­uled to ap­pear in Tracadie provin­cial court Dec. 13.

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