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A man will appear in court today charged with murder and arson after Antonio Tommaso was found dead in Barnet 11 days ago.
Firefighters found Tommaso, 49, in the burnt out property on Potters Road, on 15 May, but a post-mortem later revealed he had died several days earlier of stab wounds.
30 year-old Daniel Asubo will appear at Hendon Magistrates' Court this morning.
Detectives have now confirmed that the body of 49-year-old Antonio James Tammaso, found dead in his New Barnet flat after a blaze, suffered multiple stab wounds before the fire.
A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body in a New Barnet flat after a fire on Thursday.
Firefighters who tackled the blaze at Sheridan Lodge on Potters Road called police when they discovered the body of 49-year-old Antonio James Tammaso, who lived alone in the flat. They also found a petrol can in one of the rooms.
Initially the death was thought to be non-suspicious, but a post mortem examination on Friday was inconclusive and indicated that Mr Tammaso had suffered a number of wounds prior to the fire.
Police are appealing for information, especially from anyone who may have seen someone carrying a red petrol can.