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Man charged with second-degree murder in death of Jordan Pede granted release

By Peggy Revell on March 21, 2017.

NEWS FILE PHOTO The Medicine Hat Court of Queen's Bench is shown. Luke Boxell, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jordan Pede earlier this year, appeared before a judge March 21, 2017, and was granted release under strict conditions.

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Release was granted Tuesday for one of the men charged with second-degree murder over a New Year’s Eve homicide in Medicine Hat.

Luke Boxell appeared before a judge at the Court of Queen’s Bench for the hearing, although a publication ban prevents the publication of any of the evidence and facts presented during the hearing.

Boxell was released on $10,000 cash surety with strict conditions on his release. He has been released into the care and supervision of immediate family, is under 24-hour, seven-day a week house arrest in Manitoba and is not allowed to be in Medicine Hat except for court dates and meetings with his lawyer.

Boxell was charged in January over the death of 24-year-old Jordan Pede by Medicine Hat police. Shortly after Boxell’s arrest, police issued a warrant for the arrest of Leonard Robert Terence Beaulieu, also for second-degree murder. Beaulieu was eventually arrested by police in Winnipeg, and transported back to Medicine Hat. Beaulieu has not yet had any sort of bail hearing, and remains in custody.

Pede was found injured at Strathcona Island Park on New Year’s Eve, flown to Calgary hospital and later died. Preliminary autopsy results released Jan. 13 stated Pede died as the result of a gunshot wound.

Police have called the homicide a drug transaction gone wrong.

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