16-Year-Old Boy Charged With Second Degree Murder in Halifax
DARTMOUTH, NS. – A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and taken into custody following the death of 18-year-old Chelsie Probert on June 6th.
Halifax Police found the severely injured body of Probert on a walking path near the harbour in downtown Dartmouth earlier this month. She was rushed to hospital but later succumbed to her injuries.
Local police ruled the suspicious and launched an investigation. The report from the medical examiner’s office suggested that Probert’s passing was a homicide.
Early Thursday morning, officers in the homicide unit arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the assault-turned-murder. The teenager is facing second-degree murder charges and appeared in youth court early Friday morning.
The boy’s name will not be released due to protection from the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The families of both the victim and the accused were also in attendance in the courtroom. Crown Attorney Terry Nickerson issued a statement suggesting the victim should be tried and sentenced as an adult if convicted.
Local police are still searching for more information regarding this matter. The investigation is ongoing. Authorities are asking anyone withholding information regarding this serious situation to bring it forward immediately. Halifax Police can be reached at 902-490-5020.
– Carter Brooks, MyToba News
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