RCMP arrest and charge man with second-degree murder after incident in Sangundo, Alta.

Alberta RCMP have charged a man in relation to the death of a 65-year-old man in Sangudo, Alta., on Thursday.

Police were called to a disturbance at a residence at 49 Street and 51 Avenue in Sangudo around 9:40 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2020.

While emergency crews attempted to provide first aid, 65-year-old James Gantz was declared dead on scene.

Jackie Desjarlais, 34, was arrested at the same location and was later charged with second-degree murder and failure to comply with release conditions.

Desjarlais remains in custody and is scheduled to attend Mayerthorpe Provincial Court on Jan. 14, 2020.

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An autopsy has been scheduled for later this week.

The hamlet of Sangudo is located about 120 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.

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