Charges laid in connection with 2012 murders of two men in Sheet Harbour, RCMP say

Halifax District RCMP say charges have been laid in connection with the 2012 murders of two men in Sheet Harbour.

Sixty-five year-old Elmer Percy Higgins and 49-year-old Karen Marie Higgins are charged with second degree murder and related firearms offenses in connection with the deaths of 22-year-old Matthew Allan Hebb and 59-year-old Earle Clayton Stewart.

On December 12, 2012, emergency crews responded to a 911 call after witnesses reported a fire at a camp near Sheet Harbour.

Fire officials found the bodies of the two Spryfield men.

Police say two people were arrested on December 18, 2012 in connection with the deaths. 

In March 2017, they were arrested again, but were later released without charges.

Police say on Wednesday the pair was arrested at a home in Halifax.

They are scheduled to appear at Dartmouth Provincial Court on Thursday.