A former Dartmouth hockey star was arrested by police in Alberta and charged with murder last week.
Teagan Klein, 23, was allegedly murdered. Her mother discovered her body in her Red Deer house on Wednesday. Klein's three-year-old son was allegedly confined in the house with his dead mother for at least 12 hours.
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Brett Jones, 19, was arrested in Edmonton on Thursday night. He was charged with second-degree murder, and other charges of robbery, assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement and theft were added later. He is scheduled to appear in a Red Deer courtroom Monday.
The new charges were added because, according to media reports, the police allege he assaulted the toddler before confining him, and stole Klein's car.
Jones was a scoring star with the Dartmouth Subways who was dismissed from the team for off-ice reasons. He joined the Junior A Antigonish Bulldogs, where he was also sent home for off-ice reasons.
He played with the Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association and was picked to be on the all-rookie team in the 2004-05 season of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey league.
Klein's uncle, Darren McArthur, read a family statement Friday, reported CTV Calgary.
"Her brutal death has left a little boy without a mother and a family that will forever be broken by this senseless tragedy. We know this is only the beginning of a long, hard process," he read.