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Montreal youth charged in double homicide now facing 2 more murder charges

A 73-year-old woman and her 22-year-old granddaughter died after being shot in an apartment in Montreal's Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood. Two men have now been charged with first-degree murder. (Matthew Lapierre/CBC - image credit)
A 73-year-old woman and her 22-year-old granddaughter died after being shot in an apartment in Montreal's Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood. Two men have now been charged with first-degree murder. (Matthew Lapierre/CBC - image credit)

Montreal police say a youth accused of shooting and killing two other teens was also involved in the shooting deaths of two women in Pointe-Saint-Charles.

In March, the youth was arrested in Toronto in connection with a double homicide in Montreal West that occurred on July 28, 2022. The two teenage victims were shot while inside a vehicle near the corner of Ronald and Avon streets.

The man, who is now 18 but whose name can't be reported because he was a minor at the time of the incident, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

He appeared in youth court on Wednesday where he faces two new charges of first-degree murder.

Mélanie Rose, the prosecutor on the case, said the prosecution intends to apply for an adult sentence to be applied, should the teen be convicted. A bail hearing has been set for January.

Montreal police allege he and a 23-year-old accomplice, Mahad Farrah, killed Jade Beaulieu Racette, 22, and her grandmother Huguette Racette on Mullins Street, in Pointe-Saint-Charles, in the early hours of the morning on Dec. 15, 2022.

Farrah has also been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.