Charges upgraded to murder after man set on fire during Winnipeg robbery dies

A Winnipeg man accused of setting a robbery victim on fire now faces one count of second-degree murder.

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man accused of setting a robbery victim on fire now faces one count of second-degree murder.

Gaston Leroy Genaille, 19, had been charged with aggravated assault and robbery with violence after an attack in a back alley two weeks ago.

Gerald Dumas, 47, was burned so badly from his waist to his face that his family couldn’t recognize him.

He died Monday in hospital.

Police have said Dumas was knocked to the ground and a liquid was poured on him before he was set ablaze.

Genaille has been arrested and remains in custody.