A 59-year-old man made a brief appearance Thursday in Dartmouth provincial court on a charge of second-degree murder, after a body was discovered at a Portland Street rooming house earlier this week.

Acting on information by an East Division beat member, Halifax Regional Police say they checked the residence at 214 Portland St. in Dartmouth in regards to a possible injured person at about 9 p.m. Tuesday. Instead, they found a dead 33-year-old man.

Police later arrested a suspect on scene and took him into custody. They charged him with second-degree murder overnight Wednesday.

 

At the scene late Tuesday night, several residents told Metro Halifax the home where police say the killing took place is known as a crack house.

Sheriffs accompanied Lloyd Alexander Wilmot, 59, of Dartmouth, into the courtroom Thursday. Wilmot never made a sound in the short session, with the matter held over until June 25 for possible election and plea.

Wilmot is being remanded at the Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside.