Man charged with murder in killing of Halifax man

Philip Croucher, Metro Halifax
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Woman charged with accessory after the fact

HALIFAX - Police have charged a 59-year-old Halifax man with second-degree murder in the killing of David William Rose.

The South Street apartment building where a man was found dead on Sunday night.

As well, a 29-year-old woman, also of Halifax, has been charged with robbery and being an accessory after the fact to murder.

The charges Wednesday night came almost 24 hours after the man and woman were arrested in relation to the death of Rose, a 65-year-old man found inside a South Street home by another resident shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday.

The two arrested were questioned all day by investigators, with charges announced around 9:30 p.m.

Both are scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court on Thursday.

“They were arrested in two separate locations in Halifax,” police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages said Wednesday prior to the charges being laid. “They were arrested by plain-clothes officers without incident.”

Bourdages wouldn’t disclose how the victim and the two people arrested are known to one another, but he said the incident wasn’t random.

He said they were led to arrest both people due to the “entirety of the information” gathered so far.

Police haven’t released the cause of death and have been tight-lipped about many details in the case.

Rose’s death was originally reported as suspicious, but an autopsy was conducted Monday and police announced the case was a homicide.

He was living in the rooming house at 5278 South Street, and was known at a couple soup kitchens in Halifax.

Geographic location: Halifax, 5278 South Street

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