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Sylvain Bard, 50, was arrested on Wednesday after 5 p.m. by the RCMP’s major crime unit. (CBC )

Sylvain Bard was charged with first-degree murder on Thursday in connection with the death of Rivière-Verte's Roger Parent, according to the RCMP.

Bard, 50, was arrested on Wednesday after 5 p.m. by the RCMP's major crime unit.

He was charged with first-degree murder on Thursday and he will be back in court on March 22 for a bail hearing.

Parent, 70, was found dead in his home on Soucy Road around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 13.

The RCMP said the death was deemed suspicious originally and following an autopsy, the police confirmed Parent's death was a homicide.