Melissa Merritt, Christopher Fattore In Court, Facing Murder Charges After Ontario Deaths

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HALIFAX - A woman and her common-law husband charged with killing her ex-husband and his mother in a Toronto-area home have been remanded to a jail in Halifax until they are returned to Ontario.

Crown lawyer Ron Lacey said the two accused were placed on a six-day remand at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility to allow Peel Regional Police enough time to arrange for transportation back to that province.

Peel Regional Police later tweeted that the couple, who appeared Wednesday in Halifax provincial court, will return to Ontario late Friday for a bail hearing scheduled for Saturday in the Ontario Court of Justice.

Melissa Merritt, 33, and 36-year-old Christopher Fattore face first-degree murder charges.

Caleb Harrison, 41, was found dead last August in a home in Mississauga, Ont. — the same home where his mother Bridget Harrison died in 2010.

The 63-year-old woman's death was first classified as suspicious, but when officers started investigating her son's death, they concluded both had been asphyxiated.

Police say they have also reopened the investigation into the 2009 death of Caleb Harrison's father, William Harrison, who died in the same home.

Merritt and Fattore were arrested Tuesday near Bridgewater, N.S., where they moved shortly after Caleb Harrison's death.

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