Monday, March 15, 2010

Bathhouse owner admits fire code violations

"The owner of a downtown Winnipeg bathhouse where a fire killed two gay men in October pleaded guilty and was fined for fire code violations," reports the CBC. "Somchai Pengpharsuks, who owns the Aquarius Bath House, pleaded guilty in provincial court to violating 15 city fire bylaws and was fined $11,000. Police said the fire was deliberately set, and charged Justin James Rosdobutko with two counts of manslaughter. Rosdobutko is currently free on bail pending trial and is presumed innocent of the charges. Steven Yablonski (pictured), 23, of Winnipeg and Robert Clark, 62, of Saskatchewan, died of smoke inhalation in an Oct. 11 blaze at the bathhouse." READ MORE

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