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Murder charge laid


By Lethbridge Herald on February 11, 2021.

Herald photo by Tim Kalinowski Sgt. Pete Christos of the LPS Criminal Investigation Section announces on Thursday that second degree murder charges have been laid in connection with the death of a 65-year-old man in Lethbridge on Monday.

Tim Kalinowski
Lethbridge Herald
tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com
The Lethbridge Police Service has charged a 35-year-old man with second degree murder after police discovered the body of a 65-year-old, identified as Glenn Lofthouse, dead in his apartment on Monday.
Jade Trotter of Lethbridge, who is “very well known” to police, was arrested and charged on Tuesday after police found him at a residence in the 1100 block of 11 Street South.
S-Sgt. Pete Christos of the LPS Criminal Investigations Section confirmed the victim and the accused were known to each other, and that the alleged homicide occurred over a property dispute.
Police responded to a residence in the 1200 block of 4 Avenue South about 1:18 a.m. on Monday after a report came in of someone screaming for help. They discovered the body of the victim inside the residence. A weapon was involved in the murder, confirmed Christos, which has been recovered by police.
This is the second murder to take place at this same apartment building this past year.
Jason Paul James Crane Chief was arrested on May 1 of last year after a 43-year-old male victim was found dead on April 27 in the same apartment building. A second man, Justin Robert Adel White Cow, was later also charged. Both men’s cases are still before the courts.
Christos said the fact the two murders occurred in the same place was an unfortunate coincidence.
“In this particular case, it is an isolated incident in terms of they were known to each other,” he stated. “We don’t feel anybody else in the building is at risk.”
Christos thanked residents for calling in when they heard the man in distress, which led to a quick arrest in the case.
“The timeline that we have is critical,” he explained, “and in this particular case (the call) helped the investigation quite a bit.”
Christos confirmed investigators were not looking for any other suspects at this time.
Trotter is charged with second-degree murder and break and enter, and has been remanded in custody to appear in court today.
-With files from Delon Shurtz
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