Update: Second degree murder charge laid in Stewiacke homicide

August 19, 2017
Stewiacke, Nova Scotia

News release

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 was 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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Contact information

Cst. Georges El-Azzi
Media Relations Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-222-0154
georges.el-azzi@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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