Manitoba

2nd man charged in death of 96-year-old Niels 'Arne' Nielsen

RCMP have charged a second man with first-degree murder in the death of 96-year-old Niels "Arne" Nielsen of MacGregor, Man.
The body of Niels "Arne" Nielsen, 96, was found inside his home in the town of MacGregor on May 25. (RCMP)

RCMP have charged a second man with first-degree murder in the death of 96-year-old Niels "Arne" Nielsen of MacGregor, Man.

54-year-old MacGregor man was charged on Wednesday and will appear in court in Winnipeg.

In June, a 21-year-old man was also charged with first-degree murder.

Officers found the body of Nielsen inside his house in the small town, located west of Portage la Prairie, on May 25.

Police initially called the case a suspicious death but on May 28, after getting the results from an autopsy, declared it was a homicide.