Monday, May 26, 2014

Charges Formally Laid In Berwick Homeless Man's death

Two Annapolis Valley men are facing murder charges in the death of a homeless man. Daniel Surrette and Kyle Fredericks, both from the Berwick area, made a brief court appearance this morning in Kentville.
They were formally charged with first degree murder in last October's death of 62 year old Harley Lawrence. He was killed when fire engulfed the Berwick bus shelter where he had been staying in the overnight hours to escape the cold. His death sparked outrage in the community and concern over the plight of the homeless. Surrette and Fredericks are expected back in court in a few weeks.