Amber Alert suspect now faces charge of first-degree murder

Amber Alert suspect now faces charge of first-degree murder

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — The man at the heart of an Amber Alert in Quebec this summer has had a murder charge upgraded and another one added.

The man was charged north of Montreal on Monday with second-degree murder in the death of Yvon Lacasse, a 71-year-old man whose body was found last September.

He also had the charge in the death of his former partner upgraded to first-degree murder from second-degree murder.

The accused’s missing six-year-old son was found alive by police in Lacasse’s car.

Quebec police issued an Amber Alert for the boy after they discovered the body of his mother in mid-September north of Montreal.

The Canadian Press

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