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Son of New Brunswick journalist charged with second-degree murder in father's death

BY The Canadian Press, Jan 4, 2023 1:26 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

New Brunswick RCMP say a 29 year old man has been charged with second-degree murder following the death of a well-known journalist in the province.

The RCMP said in a news release that Philippe Hebert, who was arrested Dec. 29 after fleeing from police, was charged Tuesday with the killing of Rejean Hebert.

Police say Philippe Hebert also faces charges of resisting arrest, dangerous driving, flight from police and indecently interfering with human remains.

Donald Noel, the general manager of the radio station where Rejean Hebert worked, confirmed the accused is Hebert's son.

The 60 year old journalist was found dead early on Dec. 29 outside his home in St-Simon, N.B., on the province's Acadian Peninsula after police responded to a call for a well-being check.

Hebert was news director for French-language radio station CKRO and produced daily news bulletins for 10 other French-language community radio stations in the province.

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