Man indicted for murder, arson in fatal Riverside fire

Man indicted for murder, arson in fatal Riverside fire
Andre Wright

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A man has been indicted for aggravated murder and aggravated arson in the deadly Riverside fire that killed one person.

Andre Wright, 22, is in custody at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

Michael Bowen, 40, lost his life in the blaze.

Officials said the home in the 3300 block of Hillside Avenue in Riverside burst into flames on Wednesday, March 27, killing Bowen and injuring his wife.

She is in the hospital being treated for burns. Their two children, who are 7 and 11, were not home at the time of the fire.

Neighbor Candy Cook said she is collecting donations for the children and their mother -- clothing, toiletries, anything they may need.

“Generous, outpouring of kindness and help has been astonishing," she said. “I’m hoping that through the process and through the grief and once they come out on the other side, that the things that I can get for them can help them at least start, and that’s one less thing they have to worry about when they’re starting over."

The cause remains under investigation, but damage was set at $75,000.

To make a donation, contact Cook via email at candycook34@gmail.com.

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