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Judge rules Kitchener man not criminally responsible for wife's murder, house explosion in 2018

The explosion on Sprucedale Crescent levelled a home and a body was found in the backyard
Sprucedale aerial view
Aerial view of fire scene. Photo credit: Waterloo Regional Police

A Kitchener man has been found not criminally responsible for his wife's murder and a house explosion in August of 2018. 

Udo Haan had been charged with first-degree murder and arson-related offences stemming from the incident almost five years ago. 

Haan was sent to hospital after the blast that levelled his home and a woman's body was discovered in the backyard, who was later identified as his wife Edra Haan. 

An autopsy then led to her death being ruled a homicide and charges were laid against Udo. 

His lawyer confirmed to CityNews 570 on Thursday afternoon that Udo Haan was found not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder. He was remanded in custody pending his appearance before the Ontario Review Board. 

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