Second man charged after fatal fire in Sudbury, Ont., killed three

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SUDBURY, Ont. — Police say they have charged a second man for his alleged role in a fire that killed three people in Sudbury, Ont.

A 48-year-old man was charged on Saturday with three counts of being a party to first-degree murder, being a party to attempted murder, being a party to arson with disregard for human life, and conspiracy to commit murder.

The charges come after a 25-year-old was arrested for the same offences last Wednesday.

Investigators say flames broke out at a residential building in the early hours of April 11.

They say four people were inside the unit where the fire began, and a 37-year-old man managed to escape by jumping out of a second-storey window.

Police say a 26-year-old woman died at the scene and a 50-year-old man died in hospital.

A 33-year-old woman who was critically injured in the fire died in hospital nearly a week later.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 26, 2021.

The Canadian Press