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Man charged in death of brother

Paul Bickford
Northern News Services
Published Monday, February 14, 2011

ENTERPRISE - A Hay River man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his brother.

The RCMP has identified the accused as 66-year-old Wilfred Lawrence Buggins.

The deceased has been identified as his younger brother, Raymond Cecil (Roy) Buggins, 61.

The charge is in connection to an incident at a cabin south of Enterprise, and approximately 20 km north of the NWT-Alberta border.

Hay River RCMP responded to a call at 6:04 a.m. on Feb. 5.

When officers arrived at the cabin, they found the deceased man. Police arrested the accused that day.

Wilfred Lawrence Buggins was charged on Feb. 6 and appeared in territorial court in Yellowknife on Feb. 8. He was held in custody and appeared in court again on Feb. 10. At that time, the matter was adjourned to May 31 in Yellowknife, at which time it will be determined if a preliminary inquiry will be held.

The accused will remain in custody.

The RCMP is not revealing a lot of details about the incident at the cabin.

Acting Sgt. Wes Heron, media liaison with the RCMP's G Division, would not disclose the cause of death.

"All I can say is there was a firearm involved. The investigation has revealed that," Heron said. "As to the cause of death, we have to wait for the post-mortem results."

The office of the chief coroner of the NWT has ordered the post mortem.

Heron would not say what kind of firearm was involved.

The officer would also not comment on the time of death or whether the accused was arrested at the cabin or in some other location.

"That's all part of the investigation," he said.

The incident is being investigated by the major crimes unit of G Division, the Hay River RCMP detachment and the forensic identification section of K (Alberta) Division.

The RCMP is also seeking assistance from any member of the public who may have more information.

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