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Update: Police arrest second man in two 2021 Cape Breton homicides

By Caitlin Snow Jul 11, 2023 | 1:54 PM

Photo courtesy Cape Breton Regional Police

A second man has been charged in relation to a 2021 Cape Breton homicide. This comes after police charged a 42-year-old suspect from Glace Bay for second-degree murder in early July,  now for the homicide of 51-year-old David Sheppard.  Police say a second suspect, aged 27 from New Waterford was also involved.  He too is charged with second-degree murder.

Police say 51-year-old David Sheppard was assaulted in his home, during a break and enter on January 18, 2021 on Brookland Street in Glace Bay. He then died in a Halifax hospital nine days later.

The 27-year-old suspect is also facing second-degree murder charges for the homicide of 42-year-old Christopher Reid, who also died in January 2021.  Police say Reid was found injured outside in Dominion, then died shortly after.

The 27-year-old will appear in provincial court today facing two counts of Second-Degree Murder, as well as Break and Enter with Intent and Mischief over $5,000.


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