Jonathan Girard is accused of second-degree murder of his father Sylvain. The charges were dropped Friday morning at the Palais de justice de Roberval.
The man, 37-year-old was not present at the tribunal are still hospitalized in Quebec for the treatment of injuries and burns that occurred in the wake of the fire in his cottage, on Sunday, December 16 at Lac-Bouchette, Lac-Saint-Jean.
Firefighters had discovered the body of the father of the accused and the police, in analyzing the situation, noted that it was a homicide.
Jonathan Girard is also accused of arson causing death and contempt of a corpse.
More details in The Progress of Saturday.