Accused of killing his wife after provoking the explosion of his house in Ontario


KITCHENER – A man in Kitchener, Ontario, faces a charge of first-degree murder after he likely killed his wife, causing the explosion of their home last August.

The Waterloo Regional Police announced on Tuesday that it has arrested 58-year-old Udo Hann in connection with the death of Edresilda Hann. She was found dead in the back yard of their home in Kitchener on August 22, after the house explosion.

Udo Hann was arrested by the authorities on Monday. He had been seriously injured during the explosion of the house, which had also damaged two neighboring properties. He had been transported by helicopter to the hospital, where he is still recovering from his injuries.

The suspect, pinned Monday by the Waterloo police, faces several charges, including first-degree murder, arson threatening human life and two counts of arson causing property damage.

The man briefly appeared on Tuesday and will return to court on Friday, local media said.

The cause of the explosion of the house has still not been unveiled by the police.

This is not the first time the authorities have been exposed to a house-to-house blast in Ontario. Notably, one person died in a similar blast in Toronto in April 2015, when a dozen properties were damaged.

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