Three charged in connection with Gibbons homicide

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – Almost nine months after the suspicious death of Cameron James Petherbridge was declared a homicide, RCMP report three men have been charged in connection with the crime.

The Edmonton Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of Morinville GIS, and the Edmonton Emergency Response Team (ERT), apprehended three suspects in connection with Petherbridge’s Mar. 2, 2011 death.

Charged with First Degree Murder is 26-year-old Andrew Pliska of St. Albert. Pliska is also charged with Attempted Robbery and two counts of Unlawful Confinement. Pliska, who was arrested in St. Albert through the assistance of Edmonton’s ERT, is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Morinville Dec. 1.

Also charged is 22-year-old Gibbons resident Samuel Wasylynchuk, who was arrested in Grande Prairie and charged with two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.

Morinville resident Kyle Elliott (23) was arrested in Edmonton and charged with two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.

Elliot and Wasylynchuk are both scheduled to appear in Morinville Provincial Court Jan. 19, 2012.

Petherbridge’s body was discovered by Morinville RCMP in the early afternoon of Mar. 2 after police responded to a 911 call regarding a disturbance at a Gibbons residence. An autopsy conducted by the Edmonton Medical Examiners’ Office confirmed the death as a homicide. The cause of the man’s death was not released at the time nor has it been since.

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