Nova Scotia

Teen charged with murder of Dartmouth senior

A 15-year-old boy is charged with first-degree murder in the death of an elderly woman in Dartmouth last week.

A 15-year-old boy is charged with first-degree murder in the death of an elderly woman in Dartmouth last week.

Halifax Regional Police said the teen was arrested Sunday — two days after the woman was found dead in her home on Jackson Road.

Police were called to the house just before 2 p.m. Friday when someone noticed the back door was open.

Police ruled the death a homicide following an autopsy.

The 15-year-old from Dartmouth will also face robbery and breaking-and-entering charges when he appears in youth court on Monday.

Police said a man was arrested Monday morning and remains in custody.

The victim's name has not been released. Neighbours said she was a widow in her late 70s.

A neighbour told CBC News the last time she could recall seeing the woman was Tuesday or Wednesday.

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