October 31st, 2020

RCMP lay murder charges in death of Nobleford man


By Lethbridge Herald on April 2, 2020.

RCMP release: 

Glendon, Alta. – The RCMP Major Crimes Unit can now advise that Anthony Bilodeau (31) of Glendon was charged with second degree murder (x2) of Jacob Sansom (39) of Nobleford, Alta., and Maurice Cardinal (57) of Bonnyville, Alta.  

It is alleged that at approximately 9:30 p.m., on March 27, 2020 two vehicles came to a stop on a rural road near Glendon. A verbal then physical confrontation ensued with the occupants of the two vehicles. A third vehicle arrived on the scene and several shots were fired by the accused which resulted in the death of the victims.  

On March 28, 2020 at about 4 a.m., Bonnyville RCMP responded to a call from a citizen who reported two deceased males on the road outside of a parked truck.  

Autopsies were completed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on March 31, 2020 and the deaths were deemed as homicide.

Further investigation led police to the accused who turned himself into the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment where an arrest was made and charges were laid. He was remanded into custody following a judicial hearing and is set to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court via CCTV on April 9, 2020. 

The RCMP would like to thank the public who provided tips in regards to this investigation.

The family of Jacob Sansom and Maurice Cardinal have asked for privacy as they grieve the loss of their loved ones.  

The investigation continues. Should new details surface they will be provided by means of an updated RCMP media release.

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