Nova Scotia

Indian Brook man charged in toddler death

An Indian Brook, N.S., man has been charged with second degree murder in the death of a toddler last fall.

An Indian Brook, N.S., man has been charged with second degree murder in the death of a toddler last fall.

RCMP say James Joseph Peter-Paul, 29, was arrested at his home Friday morning.

On Oct. 1, Indian Brook RCMP received a 911 call just before midnight reporting a three-year-old child in cardiac arrest.

The child, Matthew James Raymond Peter-Paul, was taken to Colchester Regional Hospital. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

RCMP are still not revealing the cause of death.

"When this child died back in October, the circumstances surrounding the death of this child were deemed suspicious at that time," said Sgt. Brigdit Leger. "So this matter has remained under investigation and has been actively investigated the entire time. Based on the totality of the information gathered through the investigation, grounds were obtained to support a charge of second degre murder."

RCMP are also not confirming what the accused's relationship was with the victim. 

James Joseph Peter-Paul has been remanded in custody until a court appearance Monday in Shubenacadie Provincial Court.

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