June 8, 2014 3:50 pm

Manslaughter charges laid by RCMP after 2010 house fire

Stony Rapids man charged with manslaughter four years after a fatal fire in northern Saskatchewan.

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SASKATOON – A Stony Rapids man has been charged four years after two people were killed in a deadly blaze in northern Saskatchewan.

The RCMP Historical Case Unit North charged 29-year-old Michael LaRocque on Saturday with two counts of manslaughter.

The charges stem from the deaths of Jack Cochrane and Phillip Nighttraveller on Jan. 4, 2010.

Both victims died in a house fire near Uranium City, Sask.

“Early on in the investigation, there were persons of interest identified and we just continued to follow up on that and were able to secure enough evidence to support the charges,” said RCMP Cpl. Doug Nordick.

LaRocque is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Prince Albert on Monday.

The investigation is ongoing.

Uranium City is approximately 840 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

 

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