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Police in St. John’s, NB, have arrested a sixth person in connection with the murder of 39-year-old Justin David Breu.
On Friday, the St. John’s police force said officers arrested 28-year-old Ivan Luis Tobias after executing a search warrant at a residence in the city’s north end that morning.
Wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection with the death of Tobias Breu. He was to appear in court on Friday.
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The latest arrest comes seven months after Breu was killed.
Officers responding to a stabbing at a residence on Charles Street in St. John’s on Aug. 17, 2022, shortly before 4 p.m. Police said three masked men dressed in dark clothing forced their way inside the apartment , where Breu was stabbed. After this, the accused fled towards Garden Street on foot.
Five other suspects were previously arrested and charged with first-degree murder:
- Sarah Jean Belziel, 36, who turned herself in after a warrant was issued for her arrest on February 23;
- Travis Earl Boudreau, 32, arrested Jan. 26;
- Dustin Trey Walker-Hammond, 24, arrested Jan. 25;
- Donald Robert Walker, 50, was arrested on January 25;
- Charles William Shetford, 47, was arrested on 24 January.
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According to media reports, Breu was charged with second degree murder in the death of Mark Shetford in 2020, but was later acquitted.
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