Lethbridge Police have charged a man in the city’s first homicide of the year. It is in connection to an event which occurred in the early morning hours of Monday February 8th. Police responded to a call about someone screaming for help, and when they arrived, they discovered the body of a 65-year-old male in a building on the 1200 block of 4th Avenue South.
A Lethbridge man, Jade Trotter, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Glenn Lofthouse.
Trotter was also charged with break and enter.
Staff Sgt. for the Lethbridge Police Service, Pete Christos, says that the motive behind the crime was a property dispute.
The LPS is stressing vigilance for the citizens of Lethbridge over this matter, “Make sure that you’re aware of your surroundings, in this case it’s an isolated incident in terms that they are known to each other. We don’t feel anyone else in the building is at risk,” says Christos.
At this moment the LPS aren’t offering up any information about the murder weapon, and the investigation is ongoing.
Jade Trotter will have his court date set for February 12th.