Man charged with second-degree murder after death of Kingsclear First Nation member

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New Brunswick RCMP say the body of James Robert Paul, 40, was found in woods in  Allandale, west of Fredericton.  (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
New Brunswick RCMP say the body of James Robert Paul, 40, was found in woods in Allandale, west of Fredericton. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

A 37-year-old man from Kingsclear First Nation has been charged with second-degree murder after the shooting death of another man from the same community, say the RCMP.

The RCMP say they received a report of a shooting on a dirt road in a wooded area in Allandale — about 60 kilometres west of Fredericton — at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday.

James Robert Paul, 40, was found dead at the scene, and an autopsy later determined he died of a gunshot wound.

At about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, a 37-year-old man was arrested in Allandale, about 70 kilometres west of Fredericton.

He appeared in Fredericton provincial court on Wednesday, where he was charged with second-degree murder. He was remanded into custody pending an appearance in Fredericton provincial court on Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m.

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