House fire in 905 leads to mur­der charge

Richmond Hill Post - - Crime -

A 42-year-old Rich­mond Hill male ac­cused has been charged with first-de­gree mur­der, six counts of at­tempted mur­der and ar­son and dis­re­gard for hu­man life.

York Re­gional Po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rived at a George Street res­i­dence on Oct. 6 and en­tered the res­i­dence when smoke was seen com­ing from the house.

Inside were two se­ri­ously in­jured peo­ple, a 75-yearold fe­male, who has since suc­cumbed to her in­juries, and a 42-year-old male.

The same day po­lice dis­cov­ered that a fe­male, de­ter­mined to be the wife of the 42-year-old male, had gone to hos­pi­tal with fire-re­lated in­juries.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tors un­cov­ered that the fe­male had left the scene of the house fire shortly be­fore po­lice ar­rived.

The ac­cused ap­peared be­fore the On­tario Court of Jus­tice Nov. 13 after the com­ple­tion of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by York Re­gional Po­lice and the On­tario Of­fice of the Fire Mar­shal and Emer­gency Man­age­ment.

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