Second person charged in northern N.B. homicide

A Quebec woman is the second person to be charged with first degree murder after a 2021 homicide in northern New Brunswick.

Angie LeClerc, 41, of St-Antonin, Que., was charged Tuesday with first degree murder in relation to the death of Rino St.-Pierre.

She is the second person to be charged in the 60-year-old’s death, who was found dead in August 2021 on Rue Industrielle in Rivière-Verte, N.B., 15 kilometres southeast of Edmundston.

“The investigation has determined that the man’s death was the result of a homicide,” said New Brunswick RCMP Cpl. Hans Ouellette at the time.

Police said officers arrested 44-year-old Benjamin Côté, of Fairmont, Que., over the weekend in Rivière-du-Loup, Que.

He has also been charged with first-degree murder.

Mounties said Wednesday LeClerc was arrested in St-Francois Xavier, Que., in connection with the murder.

Following a court appearance on Tuesday, investigators said she was remanded into custody before her next court date om Sept. 14.

The investigation is ongoing, the RCMP said.