UPDATED: Four charged in New Year's Day killing of Dartmouth man

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Oakfield Park

Halifax police have laid charges against four people in connection with the New Year’s Day killing of Matthew Penney.

Officers with the HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit arrested two men and two women shortly before 8 a.m. March 20 at residences on Bras’Dor Lane and Springhill Road in Dartmouth.

 On the morning of New Year’s Day, RCMP in Lower Sackville responded to calls of a burnt body at the entrance of Oakfield Park.

Today, March 21, police charged 23-year-old Tyler Berry with manslaughter, criminal negligence, causing death by firearm, indignant disposal of human remains and public mischief.

 Jason Patrick MacKenzie, 27,  accessory to manslaughter, accessory to criminal negligence causing death by firearm, indignant disposal of human remains and public mischief. 

Keisha Slawter-Vassel, 24,  was charged with accessory to manslaughter, accessory to criminal negligence causing death by firearm and public mischief.

Caitlin Fay Thompson, 23, faces charges of public mischief.

All four will be appearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court today

 

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Dartmouth, Halifax, Springhill Road Lower Sackville Oakfield Park

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