N.S. RCMP charge man with murder in connection to East Walton death

Officers found an unresponsive 71-year-old man in the driveway of an East Walton, N.S., home Monday. He died at the scene, and his death was ruled a homicide.  (CBC - image credit)
Officers found an unresponsive 71-year-old man in the driveway of an East Walton, N.S., home Monday. He died at the scene, and his death was ruled a homicide. (CBC - image credit)

Nova Scotia RCMP have charged a man with murder in relation to a death in East Walton, N.S., earlier this week.

Police say officers responded to a report of an assault at a home on Highway 215 in the small Hants County community Monday evening.

They found an unresponsive 71-year-old man in the driveway, who died at the scene. His death was ruled a homicide.

Officers learned a second man had fled the area on foot before they arrived. RCMP later located the suspect and arrested him.

Police say a 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and is expected to appear in Truro provincial court Wednesday.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact police.

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