Charges against youth upgraded in Strathcona deaths
Charges laid against one of the teens in connection with the double homicide of Susan Trudel and Barry Boenke have now been upgraded to two counts of first-degree murder.
In a news release Wednesday, Strathcona RCMP reported the upgraded charges are the result of an ongoing investigation into the June 1 deaths.
Originally, one of the 14-year-old males was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact to murder. The other teen was charged with two counts of first-degree murder shortly after the killings occurred.
Trudel and Boenke were found dead east of Ardrossan on an acreage.
RCMP were led to Boenke's property after Edmonton police pulled over the two youths in a pickup truck registered to him.
The 14-year-old teens fled from a nearby treatment facility called Bosco Homes in May 31st.
In a news release Tuesday, Bosco Homes said after 21 years of business, it will be closing its Strathcona County facility.
Officials said all youth have been moved to other facilities.
RCMP said both teens remain in police custody and are scheduled to appear in court on December 8th.