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Suspect in New Year’s homicide arrested

A Dartmouth man wanted for murder after a fatal New Year’s Eve brawl in Antigonish is now behind bars.

A Dartmouth man wanted for murder after a fatal New Year’s Eve brawl in Antigonish is now behind bars.

Robert Harris Lamb, 20, was arrested at an apartment in Lunenburg at about 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Brigdit Leger said Lamb — who had been wanted on a Canada-wide warrant since early February — had family in the Lunenburg area and was arrested without incident.

“As result of the totality of the information we gathered through this investigation, we were brought to the location in Lunenburg,” she said.

Lamb is facing a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Jonathan Beaton, who is from Southside Harbour, Antigonish Co.

Beaton died in hospital early on Jan. 1, about four hours after police were called to a brawl that broke out at a house party at a rented residence at 123 College St.

Beaton was rushed to hospital suffering from stab wounds.

“It certainly brings some relief to the Beaton family that Mr. Lamb is in custody,” said Staff Sgt. Tony Perry of the Antigonish RCMP. “It’s one more step of closure for that family.”

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• RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Brigdit Leger wouldn’t say how long Robert Harris Lamb might have been in Lunenburg or where else he could’ve been.

• Police had said Lamb might be in Calgary shortly after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

 
 
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