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Bank looks to foreclose on accused Kamloops killer's home

The Bank of Nova Scotia is seeking to foreclose on accused Kamloops murderer Rogelio Butch Bagabuyo's home, shown in this March 23, 2022, photo.

A Kamloops man accused of murder may lose his home as a bank seeks to foreclose on his mortgage.

Rogelio Butch Dharamdas Bagabuyo Jr. is in custody for the murder of Mohd Abdullah in 2021, but he's also in default on payments for his Columbia Street home, according to BC Supreme Court documents.

Bagabuyo owes the Bank of Nova Scotia a total $333,278 on his mortgage and the bank is petitioning the court to order repayment and to seize the home.

The bank filed the petition on May 26 and claims the amount Bagabuyo owes was tallied as of April 10. It doesn't say exactly when his payments ceased.

On April 12, the bank sent letters to both Bagabuyo and Linda Dharamdas Chauhan, whom Bagabuyo added to the land title but claims they "failed and refused" to pay up.

It also filed a claim in BC Supreme Court seeking payment for nearly $20,000 in credit card debt in February. That file has not been yet updated and Bagabuyo has not responded, according to online court documents.

Police searched Bagabuyo's home in March 2022 shortly after his initial arrest. He was still in custody at the time, but he was released on bail later that month.

The 55-year-old lawyer was charged with interference with a dead body after Abdullah's body was found in a van.

More than a year later, Bagabuyo was charged with Abdullah's murder and was arrested again May 12.

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