April 25, 2014 - 12:15 PM
KAMLOOPS – Police have charged a Clearwater man with the murder of his common-law wife—mother to three children—who was found dead in her home on Stegg Road April 21.
Iain Scott, 41, of Clearwater B.C. was arrested after a lengthy standoff with police at his Clearwater home.
Angila Wilson, a nurse at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. She was found in her home April 21.
Wilson was a mother of a girl and two boys aged six, four, and two. Police said Scott barricaded himself in his home near Joyce Road in Clearwater - holding his children hostage.
After a seven-hour standoff with police, Scott was arrested without incident.
The children are safe and physically unharmed.
The eldest child attends elementary school in Clearwater. School District 73 has taken a proactive approach and has sent counsellors to speak to students who may be emotionally affected by the incident.
The Crown has approved charges for Scott, but hasn't specified first or second degree murder. His lawyer met with a Justice of the Peace today to confirm a court date.
Scott is in currently in custody. He will appear in court over video conference on June 2.
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