A man from Sault Ste. Marie has been charged with manslaughter in connection to a recent fatal fire.

On June 18th 2019, officers with the Investigation Services Unit of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested a 32-year-old local man, who lives on Cathcart Street, for manslaughter. 

It’s alleged in the early morning hours of June 17 2019, the accused deliberately set a fire inside a residence in the 500 block of Cathcart Street.

One resident, 65-year-old Bernard Agawa, died as a result of injuries sustained in the fire. 

Police located the accused on June 18, 2019, and took him into custody.

He is charged with one count of manslaughter and one count of arson endangering life and was held for bail court.