Man charged with murder in Valley women's deaths

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VALLEY - A 47-year-old man is facing two counts of first degree murder after the bodies of two women were found inside a Valley home on Friday.

An RCMP cruiser sits in the driveway at 492 Pictou Rd during the early stages of an investigation that saw one man being arrested and two people transported to hospital with undetermined injuries. HARRY SULLIVAN – TRURO DAILY NEWS

Gerald Rushton will appear in Truro provincial court on Monday, charged in the deaths of Elizabeth MacPherson, 54, and Brittany MacPherson, 24.

Rushton was formally charged after being released from the Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Halifax on Saturday. He has been transferred to the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility.

On Friday, police received a 911 call just after 3 p.m. to respond to 492 Pictou Rd. Two females were found deceased and an adult male was taken into custody and transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Organizations: Queen Elizabeth II hospital, Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Geographic location: Truro, Halifax

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