Alan Dupras, man accused of murdering his wife and her mother, dies of medical complications

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FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A man accused of killing his estranged wife and her mother in 2017 has died of medical complications while admitted as a patient at Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says.

DuPras was originally booked into the Fresno County Jail on September 25, 2018. He was transferred from the jail to the hospital on October 6 and remained there until his death on October 15th .

Alan Dupras was charged with multiple counts of murder and arson.

His estranged wife, Jennifer Dupras, 55, and her mother, Cynthia Houk, 88, were found shot to death in Houk’s home in Fresno on Dec. 11, 2017.

Cynthia Houk (left), Jennifer Dupras (right).

Hours later, Fresno County Sheriff’s Detectives served a search warrant at Alan’s home in Kingsburg. 

He was not immediately named as a suspect.

KSEE24/CBS47 actually talked to Alan Dupras inside his home for more than an hour, but he did not want to go on camera. He said there was no reason for him to be viewed as a suspect.

Detectives finally arrested Alan Dupras on Sept. 25, 2018 after a lengthy investigation.

He pleaded not guilty in the case.

Jennifer, was a former principal of Washington Elementary and was with the district for 26 years.

Her brother Jeffrey confirmed Alan’s death to us.

It wasn’t immediately known how he died.

Dupras was also charged with burning down the headquarters of a local French non-profit organization where Jennifer worked.

Alan was scheduled to be in court on Oct. 30 to review the status of his mental health.

No other information was immediately available.

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