Fourth person arrested in Grande Prairie man's death


A fourth person wanted in connection with a November murder in Grande Prairie has turned himself in to police.

Twenty-seven year-old Norman Chase Smith turned himself in to Grande Prairie RCMP at 9 a.m. local time, Monday. He is facing a charge of second-degree murder.

A warrant had been issued for his arrest last week in connection with the stabbing death of Brian MacFarlane on Remembrance Day 2010.

Last Thursday, RCMP had announced they had arrested three others in relation to the 37 year-old man’s death. Twenty-four year-old Christopher Allen Ost, a Grande Prairie resident, is facing a first-degree murder charge, 21 year-old Darcy Julien Wanihandi of Horse Lake is facing a second-degree murder charge and an unnamed 27 year-old Wabasca man is also facing a second-degree murder charge.

All four of the accused have been remanded in custody and are expected to make their first court appearances in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Wednesday.

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