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STEWIACKE – A 17-year-old male has been charged with second degree murder in the death of a 46-year-old man at a home in Stewiacke on Aug. 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. He made an appearance in provincial court in Truro on Aug. 21, however had his bail hearing adjourned until 1:30 p.m. Aug. 23.

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