Sureté du Québec investigate a double homicide in Sainte-Sophie

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Sureté du Québec responded to a 911 report of an altercation at approximately 9:15 p.m. in Sainte-Sophie on March 1st.

Police arrived to 301 Rue Samson and located two women from the same family suffering from serious injuries. Both victims were rushed to a hospital north of Montreal, where the 60-year-old victim succumbed to her injuries.

The 28-year-old victim died in hospital as a result of her injuries on March 2nd. The victims have been identified as Myriam Dallaire, 28, and her mother Sylvie Bisson, 60. According to Today 24 News the victims were murdered with an ax. Psychiatrist Gilles Chamberland, of the National Institute of forensic psychiatry Philippe-Pinel said “The scene which has been described shows an explosion of anger, a release”.

Police said 33-year-old Benjamin Soudin the ex-partner of Myriam, fled the scene and they believe he was involved in a car accident in Saint-Jérôme where he suffered injuries. He remains in hospital, and will be interviewed by police when his condition allows.