April 01, 2013 - 4:51 PM
By Shannon Quesnel
A 49-year-old Princeton man has been charged with two counts of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
The charges relate to the murders of Robert Keith Wharton, 44 and Rosemary Fox, 32 and the attempted murder of a 48-year-old man on Saturday evening at a property on Old Hedley Road in Princeton. All of the victims are residents of Princeton. The wounded man remains in hospital and is in good condition. Police would not release his name.
Police will also not reveal the name of the accused. He will be making his first court appearance tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Penticton Provincial Court.
Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said the suspect was arrested in Princeton at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday without incident.
The officer would not comment on speculation this might have been drug-related.
“These are all the types of details that will be revealed in the courts.”
He did say everyone involved knew one another.
The investigation started on Saturday at 9:45 pm. Princeton RCMP visited a home on Old Hedley Road to check out an injury complaint. The bodies of one male and a female were found inside a building on the property. The injured man was also found. The male victim was transported to Princeton hospital and then transferred to another hospital.
The Southeast District Major Crime Unit from Kelowna is leading the investigation.
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