Man charged with 1st-degree murder, arson in fatal Sask. house fire
Saskatchewan RCMP have charged a 34-year-old man in the death of a man in a house fire in late February.
The body of Gregory Cope, 32, was found in a burned down Battleford home on 27th Street West on Feb. 27, less than a week after he was reported missing.
Police determined Cope was murdered.
In a news release, RCMP said Travis Jean was arrested in Lloydminster on Wednesday and charged with one count each of first-degree murder and arson with a disregard for human life.
The latter charge refers to a fire intentionally or recklessly started by someone without care to whether a structure is inhabited.
Jean's first court appearance was in North Battleford provincial court on Friday.