Denis Bégin, a 58-year-old murderer, is nicknamed “the Halloween killer”.
These documents, reported for the first time by La Presse, indicate that Bégin denies having set the fire, but that he claims to have a photo of the person responsible on a secure account.
He allegedly offered to show the photo to investigators in exchange for immunity in the arson case or a reduction in the life sentence he is currently serving for a murder that occurred in 1993.
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Bégin spent 51 months on the run after escaping from a minimum-security federal prison in February 2019 and was arrested last May after being identified during the investigation into the murder. fatal fire.
No charges have been laid in connection with the fire and the Montreal police has never publicly identified Bégin in this case.
The correctional service documents are part of a motion filed by Bégin against the Attorney General of Canada opposing transfer to maximum security prison.