Murder suspect released on bail

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
February 12, 2018 - 12:36pm

LETHBRIDGE – Bail has been granted to a 19-year-old Lethbridge man facing a charge of second-degree murder.

The Crown consented to the release of Simon Danny Scout Monday morning, Feb. 12, under conditions that he not consume any alcohol or drugs without a prescription, that he have no contact with co-accused Rylan Twigg and four other individuals, that he not possess any weapons, and that he abide by a curfew. The release was granted on $3,000 no-cash bail, meaning he will only need to pay if he breaches any of those conditions.

The matter was then adjourned to Mar. 7, while Twigg – who remains in custody – is set to make his second court appearance on Feb. 14.

Scout and Twigg are accused in the Nov. 27, 2017, death of 45-year-old Kenrick First Rider.

EMS responded to a report of an unresponsive man inside a home along the 1200 block of 9 Avenue North at approximately 7:20 that morning. Upon arrival, they pronounced First Rider dead and contacted the Lethbridge Police Service.

Twigg turned himself in to police that evening, while Scout was arrested the following day, thanks to tips from the public.

Following an investigation, LPS released a statement saying they believe First Rider had been involved in a verbal dispute with two other men, which escalated to a physical altercation that resulted in First Rider sustaining fatal injuries.

They also noted that the two accused were living with the victim, and that Twigg’s mother had been involved in a relationship with First Rider.

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