Grande Prairie RCMP arrest man after father murdered

A Grovedale man has been charged with first degree murder in the death of his father.

Grande Prairie RCMP arrested Matthew Crichton after they were called to a home near Grovedale, at noon on Friday where they found Alex Crichton dead.

The 73 year-old’s cause of death has not been released as the Medical Examiner’s office will be conducting an autopsy on Tuesday.

Police say they are continuing to process the home for evidence.

The 27 year-old Crichton was remanded in custody after a judicial interim release hearing was held.  He is scheduled to appear in the Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Wednesday.

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