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Man accused of setting fatal Sterling Heights fire appears in court

Posted: 2:18 PM, May 01, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-01 17:41:22-04

The man accused of setting a fire that killed his teenage brother faced a judge Monday afternoon for arraignment. 

The fire happened Friday at a home on Bloomingdale Street in Sterling Heights.

No bond was set for Mark Marroki due to the nature of the crime. The judge granted a request for a forensic competency exam.

Police say 17-year-old Matthew Marroki died after becoming trapped in an upstairs bedroom. Firefighters tried to save him, but he died from his injuries. 

Matthew's parents, sister and 20-year-old brother managed to escape the flames.The brother was later taken into custody. 

Police say he admitted to intentionally starting the fire.