DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Morgen Lambert-Bouma made a brief appearance Thursday morning in Dawson Creek court for a pre-trial conference.

The 26 year-old man was arrested on Aug. 16, 2019 after police were called to a south Dawson Creek home with reports of an assault. A fatally wounded 54 year-old man was found with Bouma when RCMP arrived.

Bouma was then taken in custody and charged with second-degree murder. Both men were known to each other, stated North District RCMP in a press release at the time. He is scheduled next in court on Feb. 4.

This is a developing story.