29-year-old man charged with manslaughter a fatal fire at a shelter in Cold Lake

Emergencey crews were called to Kokum’s House homeless shelter, on March 14th on the report of a fire.

According to reports, Leslie Klassen, 50, of Cold Lake, was pulled from the blaze and airlifted to Edmonton Hospital where he died of his injuries.

RCMP said they arrested a 29-year-old man on May 26th and charged him with manslaughter. The accused is scheduled to appear in court on June 10.

The 2020 Alberta Homicide Victim List is available here.