Mother of man ac­cused in New Glas­gow mur­der says son ‘made a mis­take’

Vic­tim and ac­cused were cowork­ers for an An­napo­lis County mov­ing com­pany

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

The mother of the man ac­cused of mur­der­ing an­other man in a New Glas­gow ho­tel says her son made a mis­take.

Ja­son David Bezan­son of An­napo­lis County has been charged with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der fol­low­ing an al­leged in­ci­dent at the Travel Lodge on Westville Road in New Glas­gow on Fri­day, Sept. 7, at 2:40 a.m. and ap­peared in Pic­tou pro­vin­cial court on Mon­day.

Bezan­son will re­turn to court Sept. 24 to set dates for a pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry. A bail hear­ing will be held in Supreme Court at a later date.

“My son’s not guilty,” said Bon­nie Ward, Bezan­son’s mother. “He made a mis­take and he feels bad.”

Ward said her son and the vic­tim were both em­ploy­ees for a mov­ing com­pany and were trav­el­ling to­gether along with oth­ers to help move school equip­ment.

“No­body can apol­o­gize more than my son,” Ward said. “It’s beat­ing him up.”

Bezan­son’s wife Taffney Cald­well also be­lieves it was an ac­ci­dent.

“They were friends,” she said. Cald­well spoke with re­porters out­side the court­room in Pic­tou on Mon­day. She and Bezan­son have been mar­ried for 18 years and have chil­dren to­gether.

Po­lice ini­tially charged Bezan­son with ag­gra­vated as­sault, but when the vic­tim died, they added the charge of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der. The crown with­drew the charge of ag­gra­vated as­sault on Mon­day.


Ja­son David Bezan­son is led out of the Pic­tou Pro­vin­cial Court­house on Mon­day, Sept. 10.

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