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Police release names of fatal fire victims

July 19, 2011, Winnipeg - Winnipeg police have released the names of five people who died following a rooming-house fire in the Point Douglas neighbourhood.

July 19, 2011
By The Canadian Press

Three men and one woman died in the wake of the blaze early Saturday, and police said yesterday that a fifth person died of his
injuries.

The dead are 22-year-old Norman Darius Anderson, 54-year-old Maureen Claire Harper, 49-year-old Kenneth Bradley Monkman, 44-year-old Dean James Stranden and 56-year-old Robert Curtis Laforte.

A sixth person remains in critical condition.

Police say the blaze was deliberately set with some type of accelerant on the front porch of the house and spread quickly.

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Forty-year-old Lulonda Lynn Flett faces five counts of second-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Police say they are still seeking a motive, but have been told by witnesses that Flett had been in a dispute with one of the people in the building.