UPDATE: THE OWNER of a convenience store that was set on fire and exploded earlier this month, killing three people, has been charged with muder.
Police allege, Adeel Khan, who was also injured in the September 4 blast, purposely set the store on fire in order to claim it on his insurance.
Khan was arrested and charged in hospital today, where he remains in a serious condition following the tragic incident.
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He’s now been charged with three counts of murder; two counts of attempted murder; three counts of manslaughter; as well as 17 charges relating to the damage of property, including one count of setting fire for a financial gain.
He was remanded in custody today in his bedside hearing and will appear at Central Local Court on 21 October 2014.
A mother and her 11-month-old son, along with a 27-year-old man who lived in neighbouring apartments were all killed in the fire.
Three others, including Mr Khan, were also injured.
EARLIER: A MAN’S been arrested over the fire and explosion that claimed the lives of three people in Sydney.
A 31-year-old mother and were 11-month-old baby were killed in the blast, along with another 27-year-old man.
Another three people were also injured.
Emergency services were called to the Rozelle convenience store on September 4, where they found the building well alight.
It’s alleged the fire was deliberately lit.
A 44-year-old, reported to be store owner Adeel Khan, has been arrested this morning and is expected to be charged later today.
Khan was also injured in the blaze and remains in a serious condition in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital since emergency services dug him out of the debris by hand.
There’s reports he’ll face a bedside Court hearing later today when charged.