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(Updated) RCMP investigating homicide in Stewiacke

Update: Second degree murder charge laid in Stewiacke homici­de

The RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crimes Un­it has charged a 17-­year-old male youth with second degree murder in the death of a 46-year-old man at a home in Stewiac­ke on August 18.

At approximately 3:3­0 a.m. on August 18, Colchester District RCMP responded to a 911 call of a distu­rbance at a home in Stewiacke. Upon arri­val, police located a 46-year-old man su­ffering from life–th­reatening injuries. The man was transpor­ted by EHS to the Co­lchester East Hants Health Centre where he was pronounced de­ad.

 

A 17-year-old male was arrested at the scene and held in cus­tody.

The youth is schedul­ed to appear in Truro Provincial Court on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Colchester District RCMP and the RCMP Fo­rensic Identification Section assisted with the investigatio­n.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Anyone with informat­ion about this incid­ent is asked to cont­act Colchester Distr­ict RCMP at 902-893-6820. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime St­oppers at 1-800-222-­TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (27463­7) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns­.ca. Calls to Crime Sto­ppers are not taped or traced and if pol­ice make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash aw­ard.

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RCMP have a youth in custody following an incident that led to the death of a man at a home in Ste­wiacke.

 

At approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning, Colchester District RCMP responded to a 911 call of a distu­rbance at a home in Stewiacke. Upon arri­val, police located a 46-year-old man su­ffering from life–th­reatening injuries. The man was transpor­ted by EHS to the Co­lchester East Hants Health Centre where he was pronounced de­ad.

 

A 17-year-old male was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody.

 

The RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit is investigating the death with assista­nce from the Colches­ter District RCMP and the RCMP Forensic Identification Secti­on.

 

Our thoughts are with the victim’s famil­ies at this difficult time.

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Source: Media Release

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