Man charged with second degree murder after Brandon house explosion

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

On October 23, 2019, we reported on an explosion that occurred at a residence in the 200 block of Queen’s Ave east on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:50 pm.

When officers arrived at the residence, they located a 63-year-old female, deceased.

The 63-year-old male, sustained injuries for which he required treatment. He was transported to Winnipeg Health Science Centre on October 22, 2019 by STARS air ambulance, where he remained.

Since the incident, members of BPS Major Crimes Section have continued to investigate in cooperation with the Office of the Fire Commission.

The investigation has led police to determine that the death of the female was not accidental.

On Friday October 25, 2019, BPS Major Crime Section members attended to Winnipeg Health Science Centre where the 63-year-old male suspect was being released from medical care, and arrested him. On Friday evening, he was brought back to Brandon and lodged at Brandon Correctional Centre. He will appear before a Justice on a charge of 2nd Degree Murder, on October 26, 2019.

More information regarding this incident will be released at Brandon Police Service on Monday October 28, 2019 at 11:00 am. No further information will be released until that time. Members of the media are invited to attend in person, and have the opportunity to ask further questions.