WORCESTER, Mass. - A West Boylston man pled not guilty to multiple charges, including second-degree murder, in connection to the death of a Worcester firefighter.
— Courtney Spinelli (@CourtSpinelliTV) March 15, 2019
The charges were initially announced in a Friday afternoon press conference held by the Worcester District Attorney, along with the city's police and fire departments.
Momoh Kamara, 21, of West Boylston, was charged with second-degree murder, arson, and burglary stemming from a fire that killed Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy.
Roy died while battling flames at an apartment building in Lowell Street Dec. 9, 2018.
During the long attempt to put out the flames, Roy was trapped inside the building with four other firefighters after the situation deteriorated rapidly.
All five of the firefighters escaped the blaze through ladders, with Roy and one other being transported to the hospital. Roy later succumbed to his injuries. The other firefighter is in stable condition, according to Worcester FD.
#BREAKING: Worcester Co. DA Joseph Early announces the arrest of Momoh Kamara, 21, of West Boylston in connection with the death of Worcester FF Christopher Roy. According to the ME, FF Roy's cause of death was smoke inhalation, manner of death, homicide #Boston25— Courtney Spinelli (@CourtSpinelliTV) March 15, 2019
Worcester DA Joseph Early announced the charges against Kamara at Friday's press conference. The suspect was a former resident of the building he's accused of burning, police say. Kamara allegedly set the fire in the building's basement.
#BREAKING: Worcester DA says Kamara is facing a 2nd degree murder charge.— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) March 15, 2019
DA says Kamara previously lived in building and set fire in basement of Lowell Street building where Roy was killed in December.@boston25 https://t.co/rgrzsBrerb
During Kamara's arraignment Friday afternoon, he pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail.
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