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Sydney Mines man charged with murder


A 36-year-old man from Sydney Mines faces a second degree murder charge after a Thursday altercation.

Officers were called to a reported stabbing on Main Street at 4:00 p.m., where two men, known to each other, had been in a fight.


A 40-year-old man was transported by EHS to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with serious injuries and was pronounced dead.

Police say the other man was arrested at the scene and the incident was referred to investigators, with assistance from forensic identification officers and the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Richard Troy Boutilier is charged with second degree murder and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.


Boutilier will re-appear in Sydney Provincial Court on September 16th.

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