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Second degree murder charge laid in New Glasgow

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A 33-year-old Annapolis County man charged Saturday following an alleged incident at New Glasgow hotel.

New Glasgow Regional Police have charged Jason David Bezanson of Annapolis County with second degree murder following an alleged incident at the Travel Lodge on Westville Road in New Glasgow on Friday, Sept. 7 at 2:40 a.m.

Police responded to a 911 call at the hotel and found a 39-year-old man from Annapolis County not breathing with signs of trauma in a hotel room. Emergency Health Services and New Glasgow Fire Department immediately attended and transported him to the Aberdeen Hospital with serious life threatening injuries and then airlifted to a Halifax hospital where was pronounced deceased.

As a result of an investigation,  Bezanson was arrested and charged.  He has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Pictou on Monday.   Police say the two men were known to each other and the alleged incident was the result of a disturbance between them.

New Glasgow Regional Police, New Glasgow Regional Major Crime Unit, Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit and New Glasgow Regional Police Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate, but confirmed they are not looking for any other suspects.

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