Arson, 2nd-degree murder charges laid in fire that killed mother of six

By The Canadian Press
July 11, 2016 - 10:06am Updated: July 11, 2016 - 6:26pm

PORT MOODY, B.C. — Charges have been laid in a fire that killed a mother of six in Port Moody, B.C.

A tweet from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the accused is facing one count of second-degree murder and two counts of arson causing bodily harm.

It does not identify the accused.

Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound has said officers responded to reports of a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon and arrived to find the two-storey home engulfed in flames.

She said a woman died of her injuries Sunday evening and a man police believe to be her husband was arrested.

Five of the couple’s six children were home but were able to climb from the second floor before firefighters arrived.

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