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RCMP Lay charges in Homicide Investigation, Antigonish, N.S.


Thursday, March 17th, Antigonish, Nova Scotia...... Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have charged an Antigonish man in relation to a homicide that occurred early Wednesday morning. Patrick Chareka, 47, has been charged with First Degree Murder in the death of 42-year old Ottilia Chareka.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, members of the Antigonish RCMP responded to a 911 call from a residence on Centennial Drive in Antigonish. When they arrived, they found Ottilia Chareka suffering from life threatening injures. She was transported St. Martha's Regional Hospital in Antigonish where she succumbed to her injuries. An autopsy is being performed today in Halifax.

Patrick Chareka is remanded into custody and will be appearing in Provincial Court in Antigonish at 0930 today.

The RCMP North East Nova (NEN) Major Crime Unit are continuing with their homicide investigation.

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