14-year-old facing second-degree murder charge
A 14-year-old male from Mount Pearl has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the homicide of a 65-year-old female also from Mount Pearl.
On Monday, investigators located a 14-year-old male at a home in Mount Pearl and placed him under arrest.
The accused was held in custody to appear in Provincial Court.
On Thursday police responded to a residence on Smallwood Drive in Mount Pearl in relation to a report of a sudden death. A 65-year-old female was deceased inside the home. The RNC referred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause of the death.
This RNC request that anyone who has information to assist the investigation call the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Anyone experiencing stress or anxiety as a result of this information can access the NL mental health crisis line through 8-1-1 for support. If you are in crisis, the RNC Mental Health Mobile Crisis Response Team can provide support at your location.
Earlier story: RNC Investigating Homicide in Mount Pearl