1st-degree murder charge laid following Red Deer fire
RCMP have laid first-degree murder charges after a fire in Red Deer last month.
The fire broke out on 39 Street in the West Park neighbourhood around 3:30 a.m. on March 31.
Crews on scene determined the fire originated in the basement unit of the multi-unit dwelling.
A male and young woman were found inside and transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The 21-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries.
The man was later released from hospital and subsequently arrested.
Raymond Richard, 37, has been charged with first-degree murder and arson.
RCMP said the cause of death will not be released.
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