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Guelph man charged with 2nd-degree murder, police say

Police say an investigation revealed that the woman made several purchases with a stolen credit card and had other item that were not paid for. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Guelph police say a 40-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder following the death of another man on Monday evening.

In a news release, police said officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 8 p.m. inside a housing complex near York Road and Waston Parkway North.

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A 59-year-old who police described as being in “medical distress” was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

Police have arrested Joey Stafford and charged with him second-degree murder.

The service said that the accused and victim knew each other and there is no concern for public safety.

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Stafford appeared in court through a video call on Tuesday. He remains in custody and is scheduled to make another appearance on March 1.

Witnesses and anyone with information are asked to contact Guelph police at 519-824-1212 ext. 7162 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-22-8477.

This is Guelph’s first homicide investigation of 2022.

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