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Man charged with second degree murder after fatal Brandon house explosion

Brandon Police say a 63-year-old man is responsilbe for this house explosion killing a woman.
Brandon Police say a 63-year-old man is responsilbe for this house explosion killing a woman. Braeden Turner/Submitted

Brandon police have charged a man with second degree murder after a house explosion Tuesday.

Police say the explosion was not accidental and have charged a 63-year-old man in the death of a 63-year-old woman.

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First responders were called to the house in the 200 block of Queen’s Avenue East around 7:50 p.m. Oct. 22.

When officers arrived they found the woman dead.

The aftermath of the Brandon house explosion that killed a woman.
The aftermath of the Brandon house explosion that killed a woman. Ashley Huska/Submitted

STARS Air Ambulance had to transport the suspect to Winnipeg for treatment for his injuries.

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On Friday the man was being released from hospital and that’s when police arrested him and took him back to Brandon.

Police are expected to release more information on Monday.

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