Third man charged with murder in Dieppe homicide

A third man faces murder charges in connection with the June homicide of a Dieppe man, according to the provincial RCMP.

Kyle Smith-Kingsley, 31, of Saint John, N.B., was arrested Wednesday at the Atlantic Institution, a maximum security prison in Renous, N.B. He was on parole for unrelated matters at the time of the homicide.

Smith-Kingsley was charged on Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Jacob Wright, who was found shot on June 25 outside a home on Louis Street in Dieppe, near Moncton.

“[Wright] was transported to hospital with what were believed to be serious, life-threatening injuries and died in hospital,” police said at the time.

Investigators say Smith-Kingsley is the third person to be charged with first-degree murder in connection to Wright’s death, following the arrests of 29-year-old Brandon Patrick LeBlanc and 41-year-old Adam Robichaud, both of Saint John.

Mounties say they don’t expect to make any further arrests in the case.

Smith-Kingsley is scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court on Friday.

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