WATCH ABOVE: Two days after a fatal shooting in Enfield, N.S., murder charges have been laid. As Global’s Natasha Pace reports, the man police say allegedly shot and killed his acquaintance has a long history of criminal activity.
DARTMOUTH —; Joseph James Greene of King’s County made his first court appearance on Friday, after being charged with second degree murder early this morning.
It’s alleged Greene shot and killed 47-year-old Patrick Ernest Deagle at a property on Stage Road in Enfield on Wednesday afternoon.
Property on Stage Road in Enfield, N.S. where a 47-year-old man was fatally shot. Natasha Pace/Global News
Property on Stage Road in Enfield, N.S. where a 47-year-old man was fatally shot.
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“There was a number of investigators working on the investigation of course, so with those resources that were involved, it became an investigation that moved along very quickly, with good success,” said Cpl. Greg Church, RCMP.
Greene’s Dartmouth court appearance lasted just a few minutes, with the defence asking for time to review evidence that police collected at the scene of the murder.
The Crown Attorney handling the file said the case seems straight forward.
“It just seems to be there’s a very limited number of witnesses, a limited number of evidence available…not a very overly complicated case. We should be able to get a small amount of disclosure obtained quickly,” said Eric Taylor, Crown Attorney.
RCMP confirm that the murder was not a random act, and assure the public they are not looking for any other suspects in relation to the murder.
“We feel very confident that we have the individual responsible for Mr.Daigle’s death,” Cpl. Church says.
Joseph James Greene is no stranger to the justice system. Court records show the 53-year-old has had 20 prior convictions since 1991.
Greene will remain behind bars until his next court appearance on September 17th. If he wants bail, he will need to apply to Supreme Court.
“There is a presumption against bail for people charged with murder so he’d have to establish to the satisfaction of the court that he should be released,” said Taylor.