Quebec woman faces second manslaughter charge stemming from Gatineau apartment fire
GATINEAU, QUE. -- Police in Gatineau, Que., say a 39-year-old woman already facing a manslaughter charge in the death of a three-month-old baby in an apartment fire last August now faces a similar charge in the death of a man in the same fire.
Police say all five people inside the apartment, including the woman, were injured when a fire broke out at about 2 a.m. on Aug. 31 in an apartment in the western Quebec city's Buckingham district.
The baby died the same day, while the man and another child under the age of two were badly injured.
Authorities say the man died in December after months in hospital and the toddler remains hospitalized and is receiving treatment at a specialized facility.
The woman, who also faces charges of arson causing damage to property and arson with disregard for human life, has been released under conditions.
There are publication bans on the identities of those involved.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 25, 2020.