UPDATE: One person facing jail time after fatal Cadotte Lake house fire
Peace River Courthouse, Pringle Law
UPDATE: As of May 3rd, 2019, Moberly-Horseman was given a seven-year jail sentence for breaking and entering less time served, leaving over five years left on his sentence. He was also given a 10-year firearms ban. A manslaughter charge against him has been stayed.
One suspect will be sentenced and charges have been stayed against another accused in a fatal house fire. Dylan Moberley-Horseman pleaded guilty to breaking and entering a dwelling and robbery last month and will find out his fate in Peace River on April 12th.
Moberley-Horseman and Ramsey Carifelle were the first two people arrested when the remains of 31-year-old Marvin Nahachick were found after a fire at a home in Cadotte Lake the morning of May 9, 2017. Both were originally charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault, and assault causing bodily harm.
In mid-February, the Crown entered a stay of proceedings against Carifelle. It determined the case against him no longer met the prosecution standard of “reasonable likelihood of conviction.”
“A key duty of a Crown prosecutor is to assess cases on an ongoing basis and ensure all aspects of the evidence are carefully considered at every stage of a prosecution,” explains Alberta Justice. “In general, Crown investigations continue to evolve after the initial decisions are made to lay charges, and Crown prosecutors continue to evaluate the evidence.”
Two youth were also charged with manslaughter in connection with the death. They were both convicted for breaking and entering a dwelling and robbery.