Man charged with 1st degree murder for Coquitlam double homicide

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One man is facing first-degree murder charges after allegedly killing a man and a woman in Coquitlam last week.

Fifty-four-year-old Maurio Saheli, resident of Richmond, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder following the discovery of two bodies in a Coquitlam home on Thursday, July 16.

The victims were a 56-year-old B.C. woman and an Israeli man who had arrived in Canada only two days before his death.

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SEE ALSO: Two bodies found in Coquitlam home

Motive behind the murders is still under investigation, but RCMP believe Saheli was once in a relationship with the female victim.

Saheli will be in court on Thursday, July 23.

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