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Police lay second degree murder charge in Nova Scotia death investigation

A 34-year-old man was found dead outside a New Minas home on Sunday.

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Police have laid second degree murder charges against a man in the death of another man found outside a New Minas home.

An RCMP media release issued Monday said police were called to a scene where the body of a deceased man was discovered outside a home on Lockhart Drive Sunday morning at 9:25 a.m.  

The victim was a 34-year-old man from New Minas. Police said the accused and the victim were known to each other. 

RCMP have charged Nikolas Derrick Salsman, 30, of Lockhart Drive with second degree murder. Salsman appeared in Kentville provincial court on Monday and has been remanded into custody.

He is scheduled to reappear in court Oct. 18.

The case is being investigated by the Nova Scotia RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information about this death is asked to call RCMP at 902 679-5561 or to send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

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