A 20-year-old man charged with second degree murder in the death of Prabhjot Singh Katri had two court dates set on Monday during a short hearing in Truro, NS
Cameron James Prosper of Pictou Landing First Nation appeared via video link from a provincial jail and will then appear for a bond hearing on Tuesday, while his plea hearing was set for Wednesday in Truro provincial court.
Truro Police Chief David MacNeil said officers responded to a call shortly after 2 a.m. Sept. 5 on Robie Street, and when they arrived they found that Singh had suffered serious injuries. The 23-year-old was rushed to Colchester East Hants Health Center, where he died.
Man charged with second degree murder in the death of Prabhjot Singh Katri
According to a search warrant requested by police in the case, Singh was stabbed after leaving a friend’s apartment, and witnesses observed a Honda Civic fleeing the scene.
Singh came to Canada from India in 2017 to study and had been working as a taxi driver and at a Tim Hortons restaurant before his death.
Police have also charged Dylan Robert MacDonald, 21, of Valley, NS, for being an accessory to the murder, dangerous driving and fleeing from police in a vehicle.
MacDonald’s bail hearing was also set for Tuesday, according to a prosecution spokeswoman.
Truro police have issued an arrest warrant for the arrest of Marcus Denny, 22, of Pictou Landing First Nation, who is accused of being an accessory to the murder, and police say they anticipate more charges as the investigation continues.
A recent GoFundMe fundraiser raised around $ 97,000 to send Singh’s body to his family in India.
This Canadian Press report was first published on October 25, 2021.
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