Man arrested, charged with 2nd-degree murder in Manitoba Avenue house fire death: Winnipeg police
Hubert Wilson McKay, 63, found dead inside home after fire on June 1
Winnipeg police have charged a 34-year-old man with second-degree murder in connection with a deadly house fire that prompted a homicide investigation.
Hubert Wilson McKay, 63, was found dead inside a Manitoba Avenue home after a fire on June 1.
Emergency crews arrived at the flame-engulfed home to find two people had safely escaped. They were taken to hospital in stable condition.
Investigators found McKay's body and a dead cat inside after the fire.
Police said in a news release Saturday they have arrested William Joseph Campbell, 34. He is charged with second-degree murder and arson with disregard for human life.
He was detained in custody, police said.
There have been 22 homicides in Winnipeg so far this year — the same number as in all of 2018.
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