Owner Of Burned Down Store Charged With Murder

CLEVELAND – The owner of a store on Cleveland's east side that was burned down last month was charged with murder on Thursday, 19/43 News reported.

One man was found dead beneath the rubble following an explosion at Nick's Superette on East 125th Street and Locke Avenue. Investigators said that they believe the dead man was also the arsonist hired by the store's owners.

Thursday in court, store co-owner Nisar Muntaser, 42, was charged with murder in addition to being charged with intentionally setting the fire.

Investigators said that Muntaser, along with the other owner, Daoud Muntaser, 39, store manager Ali Alnagada, 45, and the man who was killed, Tayser Marzouk, were all involved in the plan of trying to set the place on fire to collect insurance.