Man Officially Charged In Python Deaths of Barthe Brothers

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:24 PM

A 38-year-old Montreal man, who formerly lived in Campbellton, has been charged in connection with the deaths of Noah and Connor Barthe.

RCMP say the Jean-Claude Savoie appeared in Campbellton provincial court yesterday and was charged with one count of criminal negligence.

The four and six year old brothers died on August 5, of 2013, after they were strangled by an African rock python.  They were both at a sleepover in the same apartment where the python was being housed.

Savoie owned an exotic pet store located below the apartment.

RCMP say this was an extensive investigation and it required consultation with experts who were familiar with African Rock pythons.

Savoie was arrested on February 5th in Quebec....His next court appearance has been scheduled for April 27th in Campbellton.