Cherry Brook man arrested in 10-year-old murder case back in Halifax, appears in court

Philip Croucher, Metro Halifax
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HALIFAX - The man charged in the 10-year-old murder case of Kevin Browser is back in the city and has appeared before a judge in Halifax.

Shilo Marcino Beals at Halifax provincial court on Tuesday.

On July 14 of this year, a Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued for 31-year-old Shilo Marcino Beals of Cherry Brook as police laid a charge of first-degree murder and six weapons offences against him.

Last Wednesday, officers with the Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, alongside K-9 units and a parole enforcement team, arrested Beals at a residence on Highway 89 in New Tecumseth, Ont.

Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages said on Tuesday investigators brought Beals back from Ontario on Saturday. He appeared in a Halifax provincial courtroom Tuesday morning, with some of his supporters trying to block media from taking his photo as he entered the courtroom.

Around 10 p.m. on July 10, 2004, police responded to reports of a shooting near 5450 Uniacke St. in Halifax.

They found 28-year-old Bowser suffering from gunshot wounds in front of nearby 5446 Uniacke St. He died shortly afterwards.

Bowser’s death was not random, Bourdages said, but he would not comment last week on what led them to lay the first-degree murder charge besides the “entirety of the investigation” as the case is before the courts.

Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection to Bowser’s murder.


Organizations: Cherry Brook, Ontario Provincial Police

Geographic location: Halifax, Canada, New Tecumseth Ontario

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