At 9:25 a.m. on September 24, the RCMP was called to the scene of a deceased man that was discovered outside a home on Lockhart Dr.
The RCMP has charged thirty-year-old Nikolas Derrick Salsman, of Lockhart Dr. with second-degree murder. Salsman appeared in Kentville Provincial Court earlier today and has been remanded into custody. He is scheduled to return to Kentville Provincial Court on October 18.
The victim is a 34-year-old man from New Minas, and the accused and victim were known to one another.
The matter is being investigated by Nova Scotia RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crimes Unit. The RCMP is asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 902 679-5561, or 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.