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18 Year Old Facing Manslaughter & Arson Charge

Source: Area OPP
Date: Fri Sep 11 06:15:42 MST 2020

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) - On August 15, 2020 at 7:55 a.m., Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a structure fire at Mapleport Crescent, South Bruce Peninsula. The fire engulfed an out-building on the property, which was extinguished by South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department. The body of a deceased person was discovered inside the burned-out structure.

Members of the Grey Bruce OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fire. As a result of this investigation, OPP have charged Taran HIBMA, 18 years old, of Owen Sound, with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:

Manslaughter, contrary to section 236;
Causing Death by Criminal Negligence, contrary to section 220; and,
Arson - Disregard for Life, contrary to section 433

The accused was arrested on September 9, 2020 and held for a bail hearing on September 10, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound.

Grey Bruce OPP are not releasing the identity of the deceased until Post Mortem results are completed.

Anyone with information on this investigation are asked to contact Grey Bruce OPP, 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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