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Quebec man charged with first-degree murder of Rivière-Verte man

A Quebec man appeared in Edmundston provincial court via tele-remand, charged with the first degree murder of Rino St.-Pierre. (CBC - image credit)
A Quebec man appeared in Edmundston provincial court via tele-remand, charged with the first degree murder of Rino St.-Pierre. (CBC - image credit)

RCMP say a 44-year-old Quebec man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 60-year-old man from Rivière-Verte, a small community that's part of Edmundston.

The man appeared in Edmundston provincial court via tele-remand and was charged with the first degree murder of Rino St.-Pierre.

St.-Pierre was found unresponsive on Rue Industrielle in Rivière-Verte on Aug. 15 and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a statement.

Police say the investigation determined that St.-Pierre was the victim of a homicide.

The Quebec man was remanded into custody and was set to make a further appearance in court Monday afternoon.