(Connersville, IN)--An elderly Connersville man died in a house fire in June, and now a woman who was living with him has been charged with murder and arson. 80-year-old Gerald Strait was found dead in his burned home on Richmond Avenue. A coroner later ruled that it was a homicide. An affidavit reveals a gas can was found in a nearby yard and that the fire had started in the bedroom where Strait was found. Police originally questioned 41-year-old Frankie Nichols. Now that the investigation is complete, Nichols has been charged with murder and arson. She was already being held in the Fayette County Jail on a different charge.