Police are to charge a Hamilton man with first-degree murder after emergency crews found a woman dead at the scene of an apartment fire.
Hamilton police stated that firefighters were called to the blaze Sunday afternoon in an apartment building downtown.
Officials reported that a 65-year-old Marylin Mitton was found inside without vital signs.
Mitton was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Hamilton police stated that they arrested a 66-year-old Wayne Bell who lives in the same building Sunday evening.
Police have not released the names of the deceased or the man in custody at this time.
(With files from Global News Staff)