Man charged after trying to burn down house with himself, son with Down syndrome inside

Global News | April 10, 2016, Written by Annabelle Olivier

TERREBONNE – A Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines man is facing numerous charges, including attempted murder, after he allegedly tried to kill himself and his son with Down syndrome, by setting the family home on fire.

The suspect, posted  a cry for help on his Facebook page Wednesday before allegedly setting the house on fire.

While the video is no longer accessible, Daniel Fortier with Terrebonne police confirmed its existence and said that the suspect was critical of Premier Phillipe Couillard and Health Minister Gaetan Barrette for not doing more to help families in difficult situations.

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Image of house after fire

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