Lethbridge Police charge two men with murder

By Lethbridge News Now
November 29, 2017 - 8:49am Updated: November 30, 2017 - 6:27am

LETHBRIDGE- Police have released further details about the two men charged with second degree murder in the death of 45-year-old Kenrick First Rider.

First Rider was pronounced dead in his home early Monday morning, Nov. 27, following an altercation with two men.

Rylan James Wyatt Twigg (23) turned himself in to police later that evening, and was arrested without incident. Simon Danny Scout (19), was then arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 28, thanks to tips from the public.

Sgt. Travis Evenson, with the Criminal Investigation Section, says the two accused and the victim were all living together in the same house, and that Twigg’s mother had been involved in a relationship with First Rider.

"There was a family relation there, and police had been to the home previously to deal with disturbances, but I don't have any specific details on those," Evenson added.

Coincidentally, around the start of the media conference, Twigg made his first court appearance via CCTV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre. The proceedings were disrupted as a woman cried from the gallery, “Son! Son! I love you!” She continued sobbing openly until the matter was adjourned.

The Crown stated that they are opposed to his release, with duty counsel consenting to remand until Dec. 8 on Twigg’s behalf.

It’s currently unknown when Scout will make his first appearance in court.

Police say EMS responded to a report of an unresponsive man inside a home on Monday morning at approximately 7:20 a.m.

Upon arrival, they pronounced First Rider dead and contacted police.

Police believe First Rider had been involved in a verbal dispute with two other men, which escalated to a physical altercation that resulted in First Rider sustaining fatal injuries.

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