Man Indicted in Fatal SoHo Fire

District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the indictment Tuesday of Wei Chu Hu

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013  |  Updated 3:25 PM EDT
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Deadly Fire Rips Through SoHo Building

Wei Chu Wu, at inset, is accused of setting a fire at 41 Spring St. that killed one person.

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SoHo Arson Suspect Charged With Murder

Wei Chu Wu faces a series of charges, including murder, arson and attempted assault in the deadly apartment fire in SoHo Thursday night. A Los Angeles firefighter says he fought with the suspect when he tried to enter the burning building and suspect tried to stop him. Brynn Gingras reports.

Deadly Fire Rips Through SoHo Building

Police have arrested a man in connection with a deadly fire inside a SoHo apartment building, authorities say. Ida Siegal reports.
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A Manhattan man has pleaded not guilty to murder and arson charges in connection with a fire that killed one of his neighbors.

District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the indictment Tuesday of Wei Chu Hu.

The Jan. 10 fire in SoHo claimed the life of his upstairs neighbor, Renee Lea Williams.

The defendant also is accused of assaulting a police officer who was trying to arrest him.

Police have said the defendant thought his wife was cheating on him.

According to the Daily News, defense attorney Kenneth Walsh says he has been gathering medical records from China that might pertain to a psychiatric history.

The prosecutor says none of the building's residents have been able to return to their apartments.

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