N.B. man charged with first-degree murder in death of Elias Bastarache

A 33-year-old man has been charged with the first-degree murder of a 67-year-old man from Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, N.B.

New Brunswick RCMP say that officers were called to a home on Route 515 on Feb. 21 at around 4 p.m., after police received a report of sudden death.

When they arrived at the home, police found the body of Elias Bastarache. It was later determined that he died as a result of a homicide.

RCMP officers would later execute a search warrant at a home in Saint-Édouard-de-Kent, N.B., on Wednesday.

A 33-year-old man was arrested in the nearby community of Dixon Point, N.B., a day later.

On Friday, Marcel Savoie appeared in Moncton Provincial Court where he was charged with first-degree murder.

Savoie has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on March 27.

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