According to police, a six-year-old boy died in Port Alberni, British Columbia in 2018, and two were charged with one murder.
The RCMP states that it arrested 28-year-old Leiker Frank and 29-year-old Mitchell Frank on Friday.
Police say the 6-year-old Dontay Lucas was found dead on March 13, 2018.
Insp. Eric Rochette said in a news release on Saturday that such an investigation would be difficult for everyone involved, and understands that the time it took to reach this point in this case was difficult for the community. increase.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council identified Rykel Frank as Dontay’s mother, Mitchell Frank, as a stepfather, thanked RCMP for his work and said it was “a great relief” to be charged.
But council chairman Judith Sayers said the judicial system had to be better, and families have been waiting for the trial to begin for a long time.
“The death of any person is very sad, but it’s even sadder when it’s a young child who is ahead of everything in their lives,” she says in a statement.
Police did not reveal other details, but said the investigation would continue and a press conference would be held on Monday.