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Old Montreal fire: the suspect was on the scene | Fire in Old Montreal

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On March 16 , a violent fire destroyed a building of 15 housing units on Place D'Youville.

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An individual whom police suspect of starting the fire that killed seven people in Old Montreal last March admits he was at the scene of the fire criminal, but claims someone else started the fire.

Des Correctional Service of Canada documents citing Montreal police testimony allege that Denis Bégin was filmed in the vicinity of the building that caught fire before and after the fire.

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Denis Bégin, a murderer of 58 years old, is nicknamed “the Halloween Killer”.

These documents, first reported by La Presse, indicate that Bégin denies having started the fire, but that he claims to have a photo of the person responsible on a secure account.

He allegedly offered to show the photo to investigators in exchange for immunity in the arson case or a reduction in his life sentence. ;he is currently serving for a 1993 murder.

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Bégin spent 51 months on the run after escaping from a minimum security federal prison in February 2019 and was arrested last May after being identified during the investigation into the fatal fire.

No charges were filed in connection with the fire and the Montreal police never publicly identified Bégin in this case.

The correctional service documents are part of a motion filed by Bégin against the Attorney General of Canada opposing a transfer in a maximum security prison.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116