Prince Albert-area man charged with murder of son
RCMP say property dispute preceded fatal shooting
A father is accused of murdering his son north of Prince Albert, Sask., in what police describe as a property dispute.
Larry James McDougald, 66, of the Prince Albert area, has been charged with second-degree murder.
He's also charged with attempted murder and pointing a firearm.
It's alleged he shot and killed his son Terry McDougald, 45, Tuesday morning.
The younger McDougald came to the farm with two other men attempting to claim some property, police said.
Police allege Larry McDougald shot and killed his son, fired at the second man, and pointed his rifle at the third.
McDougald, who is in custody, made his first appearance in Prince Albert provincial court Wednesday morning.
Conflict in the family
Neighbour Clement Marchildon told CBC News Wednesday that he was aware of an ongoing conflict involving the accused and the man's ex-wife.
According to Marchildon, the accused was not happy with his how children were — so far as he knew — sympathetic to their mother.
"He was up in arms with that," Marchildon said. "He wasn't going to give up. He says, 'When I go, those kids aren't going to get one cent from me.'"
Marchildon added that Larry McDougald was often nice, but also had a mean streak.
It's the second Saskatchewan case this week involving a father and son where a murder charge was laid.
On Tuesday, RCMP said they charged Arnoldo Rey Jr. with second-degree murder in the death of his father Arnoldo Rey, Sr., who had been missing from his home in Krydor, Sask. for a number of months.