Man convicted in 2007 Woodstock murder dies in Renous prison

by | Oct 9, 2022

RCMP investigating the death of Richard King, who was convicted of the murder of Budgie Tomah.

Police are investigating the death of the 49-year-old man convicted of a 2007 Woodstock murder.
Correctional Services Canada (CSC) reported Richard King, an inmate from Atlantic Institution in Renous, died in custody following a severe assault.

New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit confirmed in a media release that the Blackville RCMP detachment responded to the report of an assault at the prison at 5:20 p.m., Oct. 6.

RCMP reported that the inmate was found badly injured in his cell and was transported to the hospital, where he later died.
CSC identified the inmate as King, who was serving an indeterminate sentence, which began on June 18, 2007, for second-degree murder. CSC notified King’s next of kin.

King, then 33, was found guilty in 2007 of second-degree murder in the death of Shawn Budgie Tomah, 37, in Woodstock on May 5, 2006. Police found the badly beaten Tomah on a sidewalk in downtown Woodstock after falling from a second-storey window.

The court sentenced King to life in prison with no possibility of parole for at least 10 years.
The RCMP said King’s death remains under investigation

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