A Quebec man was charged with three counts of first-degree murder on Thursday following an apparent family tragedy in Shawinigan, Que. that left three women dead. Sylvain Duquette, 51, is also facing a charge of attempted murder with a firearm, one count of unlawful confinement and an arson-related offence. Duquette appeared briefly in court late Thursday afternoon after being arrested earlier in the day at a gas station north of the city.
SHAWINIGAN, Que. — The suspect arrested in connection with the murder of three women in the city of Shawinigan was related to at least one of the victims, a neighbour said Thursday. Police say the 51-year-old male suspect, who was arrested Thursday morning at a gas station north of the city, knew all three women killed. He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. Provincial police spokesman Marc Tessier said the victims were 56, 61 and 70 years old.