The RCMP Major Crimes Unit has charged a Glendon, Alta., man with two counts of second-degree murder for a double homicide shooting in March, according to a news release issued Saturday.
Police charged Roger Bilodeau, 56, in the deaths of Jacob Sansom, 39, of Nobleford, and Maurice Cardinal, 57, of Bonnyville.
Bilodeau had a judicial hearing on Friday and remains in custody. He is scheduled to be in court in St. Paul on June 18.
Double homicide recap
On March 27 at 9:30 p.m., two vehicles stopped on a rural road near Glendon, which is northeast of Edmonton, police said.
Officers said people in both vehicles got into a verbal fight, which turned physical.
On March 28 at 4 a.m., Bonnyville RCMP responded to a call about two bodies on the road near a parked truck.
After autopsies on March 31, officials deemed the deaths homicides.
On April 2, police said Anthony Bilodeau, 31, of Glendon, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder for Sansom and Cardinal’s deaths.
Police confirmed Roger and Anthony Bilodeau are related, but did not say how.
Relatives said Sansom and Cardinal were on a hunting trip at the time.