South Coast Man Charged With Arson, Murder Stemming From House Fire
Autopsy shows victim died from smoke inhalation
A Ventura County man has been charged with arson, and murder for a fire which left one of the home’s residents dead.
Prosecutors say on Monday, Branden Lackie set a sofa on fire at his rental home on Talbert Avenue in Simi Valley.
An autopsy shows David Crammond died from smoke inhalation. The 49-year-old man was a tenant in the home.
Lackie hasn’t entered a plea to the charges yet.