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Grande Prairie man charged with murder in weekend death

Grande Prairie man facing murder charge
WATCH ABOVE: A 31-year-old Grande Prairie man has been charged in the death of Pierre Quesnel who died on Saturday in the northern Alberta city.

A Grande Prairie man has been charged with murder in connection to a death in the northwestern Alberta city over the weekend.

Late Saturday afternoon, Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a report of an altercation near 100 Avenue and 92 Street.

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Police said Pierre Quesnel, 48, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where he died a short time later.

Grande Prairie resident Trevor Eldon Martineau, 31, was arrested at the scene, and on Sunday, charged with second degree murder in Quesnel’s death.

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Martineau was also charged with assault causing bodily harm, theft under $5,000, and two counts of breach of probation.

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RCMP said Martineau will remain in police custody until a bail hearing on March 11 in Grande Prairie Provincial Court.

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