City police have arrested and charged a man suspected of stabbing a man to death in December 2013 before setting a fire to cover up the crime.
A lengthy investigation Brandon Police Service Criminal Investigations Unit identified and arrested a 23-year-old man from Canupawaka First Nations on Wednesday night on an unrelated outstanding warrant of arrest.
The man has since been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Earl Daniel Beebe, 39.
The Canupawaka man was held in custody and appeared for a bail hearing Thursday afternoon.
David Andrew Paul remains in custody and his next court appearance is on March 31.
Police continue to investigate the matter and further charges are pending.
On Dec. 28, emergency crews were called to the apartment at 636 Victoria Avenue to respond to a small fire. Once the kitchen flames were extinguished, Beebe was found unresponsive lying on a mattress with multiple stab wounds to his upper body. He was pronounced dead shortly after he was sent to hospital.
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