TRURO - A 24-year-old woman was arrested without incident outside the Truro provincial courthouse Wednesday morning in connection with the death of Ben Hare.
The woman, who has yet to be identified, was arrested in the parking lot near the back of the Prince Street building.
Witnesses to the arrest said they know the female only as ‘Barbie.'
Officers from the Truro Police Service had been looking for the woman since earlier in the morning.
"She was a suspect in the Hare homicide from the get-go," said Truro Police Chief Dave MacNeil. "She's still in custody. I don't know how many officers were there (this morning), but it worked out well."
Her arrest followed Tuesday's arrest of Dustan Joseph Preeper, 24, who has been charged with second degree murder in Hare's death nearly two years ago.
On July 8, 2010, Truro police responded to a call of a deceased male at a residence on Lyman Street. When they arrived, Hare, a 26-year-old Truro resident, was found dead outside as a result of an altercation.
Preeper was originally charged with second degree murder in the case, but charges were dropped in September 2010.
MacNeil wouldn't confirm what charges the woman will be facing. He did confirm charges are expected to be laid Thursday at the latest.
One witness to the arrest said the woman was known by that nickname when attending Cobequid Educational Centre. The witness said he was in Grade 10 when ‘Barbie' was in Grade 12, "around 2006 or 2007."
A woman that was with ‘Barbie' at the time of her arrest was clearly distraught and often paced the two parking lots behind the courthouse. Witnesses said it was ‘Barbie's' mother. She was heard talking on her cellphone to someone about ‘Barbie' and Hare's death.
When Preeper was arraigned in provincial court on Hare's murder shortly after 2 p.m., the same woman was in the courtroom with a young man on one side and a woman on the other.
Preeper made a slight wave to the trio as he was lead away by sheriffs to be remanded into custody until Sept. 7.