Man charged with murder in Worcester firefighter’s death


WORCESTER, Mass. (WPRI) — The death of a Worcester firefighter late last year was no accident, according to the Worcester County District attorney. Now, the man accused of setting is facing a murder charge.

Joseph Early, Jr. Friday announced  Christopher Roy’s death has been ruled a homicide and that a grand jury handed up an indictment against Momoh Kamara, 21, of West Boylston, charging him with second-degree murder, arson, armed burglary, and malicious destruction of a motor vehicle.

Roy died battling a five-alarm fire at a home on Lowell Street December 9. Early said the medical examiner determined Roy died from smoke inhalation and ruled the manner of death a homicide.

Early said Kamara – a former resident of the Lowell Street home – started the fire in the basement of the building. 

In court, prosecutors said they had video of Kamara entering and exiting the building the morning the fire started.

Roy, a two-year veteran of the fire department, left behind a 9-year-old daughter.

The Worcester Firefighters IAFF Local 1009 set up a memorial fund in her name.

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