MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HOME INVADER HAS CHARGE DROPPED
A murder charge was dropped Thursday against a Newfoundland man accused of killing a home invader last year. Gilbert Budgell was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of one of two masked men who entered his Botwood house in central Newfoundland in April 2016. The man later died in hospital. Crown prosecutor Karen O’Reilly says the case — which included a second charge of unlawful possession of a firearm — couldn’t go ahead without satisfactory belief it could be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.