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Fire at Calgary seniors' home now investigated as homicide after elderly victim dies

A suspicious fire last month at a Calgary seniors' complex that seriously injured an elderly man is now being treated as a homicide case after the victim succumbed to his injuries.

Wentworth Manor resident succumbs to injuries month after suspicious blaze

Police and fire officials charged a resident with arson after a fire at Wentworth Manor in southwest Calgary left another resident with serious injuries. The case is now the subject of a homicide investigation. (Dave Gilson/CBC)

A suspicious fire last month at a Calgary seniors' complex that seriously injured an elderly man is now being treated as a homicide case after the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The early morning fire happened on April 27 at the Wentworth Manor in Christie Park, at 5717 14th Ave. S.W. 

A man in his 80s was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition. He died on May 27, Calgary police said in a release Friday.

Police had already charged another resident of the home, a man in his 70s, with arson. Additional charges could be laid, depending on the outcome of the homicide investigation.

The suspect suffers from a mental health condition and it's believed he was suffering from a significant cognitive impairment at the time of the incident. His identity is not being released, police said.

With files from Sarah Rieger

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