Quebec quadruple murder suspect dies

Martin Godin, the main suspect in the murders of Benedict Daigle, Nancy Samson and his two...

Martin Godin, the main suspect in the murders of Benedict Daigle, Nancy Samson and his two daughters, Beatrice and Medora, died Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Saint-Isidore, Que. (PHOTO COURTESY)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:40 AM ET

The suspect in the quadruple murder of a Quebec man, his girlfriend and her two children has died.

Martin Godin, 54, was in critical condition in hospital for three weeks following what police suspected was a suicide attempt early this month.

Godin's daughter Medora, 13, was found dead at her family's Saint-Isidore, Que., home, south of Quebec City, on Feb. 1. Her sister Beatrice, 11, was taken to hospital in critical condition and died three days later.

Earlier that day, police found the bodies of the girls' mother, Nancy Samson, 44, and her new boyfriend Benoit Daigle, 39, outside a house 66 km away in Sainte-Croix-de-Lotbiniere.

Sources say investigators suspect Martin Godin was unable to accept the breakup with Samson.

Police said Godin died over the weekend.


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