Quebec City man charged after 2 die in Quebec City fire
A 37-year-old man is facing two charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fire that killed two people in a Quebec City borough last week.
37-year-old man arrested at work in connection with fire on June 11
A 37-year-old Quebec City man has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fire that killed two people in the city last week.
Michel Lapierre was formally charged this afternoon at the Quebec City courthouse, a day after he was arrested at his workplace.
Guylaine Morin, 37, a woman in a wheelchair, and Gérald Langlois, 49, died when a fire broke out at their home on de Vitré Avenue in the Limoilou district.
Firefighters found them unconscious when they arrived at the residence at around 3:30 a.m. on June 11.
First responders tried to revive them, but were unsuccessful.
Witnesses had told the police that an altercation had occurred at the home earlier in the evening, before the fire broke out.