Second suspect arrested in death of Pelham senior

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A man charged in the death of a Pelham senior was a key witness in a Hamilton murder trial.

49 year old Jason Lusted is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of 74 year old Earl Clapp who police believe was dragged by a vehicle when he tried to stop thieves from taking a trailer on his property.

The victim was found lying on the roadway and died on the scene from his injuries. 

The Hamilton Spectator says Lusted who was arrested Saturday was a crown witness in the murder trial of Jeremy Hall of Hamilton.

The trial wrapped up a few weeks ago and a verdict is expected later this month.

A second man, identified as 39 year old Matthew MacInnes of Wellandport, is also charged with second degree murder in the death of Earl Clapp.