Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Death toll from Quebec family drama rises to four after 11-year-old girl dies

Béatrice Godin, shown in a Faceboo photo, died after being in critical condition since the weekend.

An 11-year-old girl has become the fourth person to die after a family drama that police believe was triggered by a possible love triangle.

Béatrice Godin died Tuesday night after being in critical condition since the weekend.

She was one of the two daughters of Martin Godin, who police say is the prime suspect in the deaths.

Story continues below advertisement

Provincial police say the 54-year-old man was taken to hospital Saturday night after the slayings of three people, including his other daughter, 13-year-old Medora.

The other people who died were Godin's ex-wife, Nancy Samson, and her boyfriend, Benoit Daigle.

Police say the father of the two girls, who is still in serious condition, may have tried to take his own life.

The deaths rocked two small towns in the Chaudière-Appalaches region south of Quebec City.

Daigle, 39, and Samson, 44, were found outside a home in St-Croix.

The two girls were discovered in a home in St-Isidore, about 70 kilometres from where the first two bodies were discovered.

Godin was found in the same home.

Story continues below advertisement

Report an error
Comments

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

Please note that our commenting partner Civil Comments is closing down. As such we will be implementing a new commenting partner in the coming weeks. As of December 20th, 2017 we will be shutting down commenting on all article pages across our site while we do the maintenance and updates. We understand that commenting is important to our audience and hope to have a technical solution in place January 2018.

Discussion loading… ✨