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Langley man accused of killing sibling, mother and her boyfriend in house fire

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A 24-year-old Langley man named Kia Ebrahimian has now been charged with three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of his sibling, his mother and her partner. Sarah MacDonald reports – Jul 13, 2020

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) says a 24-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a June 13 house fire in Langley.

The accused is the son and sibling of the two of the people who died in the fire near 197 Street and Wakefield Drive.

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Murder charges laid in relation to Langley triple homicide – Jul 13, 2020

Three people in total died in the fire.

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They have been identified as 50-year-old Tatania Bazyar, 46-year-old Francesco Zangrilli and 23-year-old Mediya ‘Befrin’ Ebrahimian.

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IHIT says all three people were victims of a homicide. Bazyar was the suspect’s mother and Zangrilli was her partner.

The suspect has been identified as Kia Ebrahimian. He was arrested on July 10 and has now been charged with three counts of second-degree murder.

IHIT says the suspect was on scene at the time of the fire, and escaped uninjured.

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Read more: Investigators say Langley house fire could be triple homicide

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Mediya Ebrahimian, who went by the single name Befrin and the pronoun ‘them’, was laid to rest three weeks after the tragedy.

Friends remember Befrin as a bright, quiet, 23-year-old who loved to study and care for animals.

Befrin’s father says his ex-wife and her boyfriend were the other two victims of the fire. Another son was rescued from the burning home.

Read more: Victim of possible triple-homicide Langley fire laid to rest

Kia Ebrahimian will next appear in court on July 20.

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