A 24-year-old facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of an elderly man in Lower Sackville will make his first court appearance today.

Nicholas Edward White, who turns 25 on Dec. 20, was charged with murder on Saturday, one day after police were called to an apartment building at 70 Cobequid Rd. and found a dead man inside a residence.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released and police aren’t saying how they believe he was killed.

“Our suspect that is charged went into this building and things happened from there,” said Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae.

Police were called to the three-storey apartment building at 12:30 a.m. regarding several disturbance complaints.

Police arrested a man a few minutes later at a nearby cemetery with the help of the K-9 unit.
The man was then questioned by investigators and remanded to the Central Nova Correctional Facility in Burnside after being charged.

When asked if White is known to police, MacRae said, “We’re are aware of him.”

He will appear at Dartmouth provincial court this morning to face the murder charge.

“All we can say now is we don’t feel there’s a risk to the public at this time,” MacRae said.

“We have the suspect in custody and the investigation will hopefully bring forth details of why this occurred.”