29-year-old man charged with second degree murder following homicide

January 3, 2023
Saint-Simon, New Brunswick

News release

Correction: This news release previously stated that the call for service came in at approximately 7 a.m. This was incorrect, the call for service came in at approximately 2:45 a.m. The information has been updated. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

A 29-year-old man from Saint-Simon, N.B., has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of a man in the community.

On December 29, 2022, at approximately 2:45 a.m., members of the Caraquet RCMP detachment responded to a call for a wellbeing check at a residence in Saint-Simon. When police arrived, they located a 60-year-old man deceased outside of the home. Police are investigating the man's death as a homicide.

The same morning, a 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with the investigation after he fled from police.

On January 3, 2023, the following charges were laid against Philippe Hébert in Bathurst Provincial Court:

  • Second degree murder
  • Resisting arrest
  • Dangerous driving
  • Flight from police
  • Interfering with human remains

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court at a later date.

The investigation is ongoing.


Contact information

Sgt. Pierre Chiasson
New Brunswick RCMP

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