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Kelowna cops return to accused bus stabber’s residence

RCMP were back at a Hein Road residence Tuesday -- the same home where they arrested the alleged bus stabber last week.
RCMP were back at a Hein Road residence Tuesday -- the same home where they arrested the alleged bus stabber last week. Kelly Hayes/Global Okanagan

KELOWNA — Kelowna RCMP were back at a Hein Road residence in Rutland Tuesday looking for evidence in connection with a fatal bus stabbing.

Tyler Jack Newton, 23, is charged with the murder of Caesar Rosales.

The 55-year-old Kelowna man was stabbed to death on a transit bus last week.

Newton was arrested shortly after at the Hein Road residence.

Today, a handful of officers went inside to execute a search warrant.

A woman who resides at the residence was yelling at the RCMP because she was annoyed at the fact officers were searching her home.

The same woman was also in attendance at the Kelowna courthouse yesterday when Newton made his first court appearance.

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“They arrested him (Newton) at my home Friday afternoon incident free,” the woman told reporters outside her home.

“They (police) locked me out of my house for four hours and told me they don’t need to search it. What are they doing here four days later?”

While police were not forthcoming on why they were searching the residence, they did say it was in connection with the ongoing investigation.