44-year-old man to serve 13 years in prison for manslaughter and arson

Fredericton, New Brunswick – A 44-year-old man originally from Val-d’Amour, N.B, will serve 13 years in prison in connection with the homicide of Lucille Maltais in 2016.

Charles Alex Maltais appeared at Campbellton Queens Bench Court on April 23, 2021, and was sentenced to 13 years in prison for manslaughter, less time served. He was also sentenced to one year in prison for arson to be served concurrently. He was required to submit a DNA sample and will not be allowed to possess a firearm for 10 years following his release.

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On October 22, 2016, the body of 71-year-old Lucille Maltais was found inside a burned home in Val-d’Amour, after police were called to a house fire. The investigation determined that the fire had been deliberately set and her death was deemed a homicide.

On May 22, 2019, as a result of a joint operation between the New Brunswick RCMP and the British Columbia RCMP, 42-year-old Charles Alex Maltais was arrested in Richmond, B.C.

The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance during the investigation.

New Brunswick RCMP

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