Murder suspect remanded in custody

Sarnia police tape off an area on Maxwell Street near St. Vincent Street following an altercation between two males. April 18. 2019. (Photo by Dave Dentinger, BlackburnNews)

A 30-year-old Sarnia man, charged in the city’s first homicide in three years, makes another court appearance later this week.

Matthew Gerard Theriault is to speak to a charge of second degree murder Thursday.

He remains in custody in connection with a violent altercation between two men last Wednesday afternoon on Maxwell Street near St. Vincent Street.

A 26-year-old man who suffered critical injuries was found lying on the ground outside a residence.

Jesse Mowat-Caudle died in London hospital early Thursday morning.

Police have not said whether any weapons were involved.

The investigation continues and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.