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Police investigate homicide at Brandon hotel

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BRANDON -- A man will face a second-degree murder charge after a stabbing at the Motel 6 in Brandon.

Police were called to the Trans-Canada Highway hotel around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night, where they found the body of a 63-year-old man in one of the third-floor rooms, with injuries to his upper body.

There is speculation from hotel staff and patrons that the victim was killed by his own son.

A 26-year-old New Brunswick man has been arrested and remains in custody. Police will only confirm that the suspect and victim were known to each other.

Investigators, including a forensic identification officer, continue to work in two rooms that face each other across the hall.

It appears the man had been dead for at least a couple of hours before staff at the hotel called 911 to report his body, lying in a large amount of blood. There are also unconfirmed reports that a man — perhaps the suspect — was in the room's shower when the body was found.

This would be the second homicide in Brandon so far this year. Terrance Leory Mink, 18, was stabbed to death in an apartment at Louise Avenue and Fourth Street early in the morning of March 11.

A 16-year-old male, arrested for allegedly committing that crime, is scheduled to appear in court early next week.

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Updated on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:49 AM CDT: adds photo

9:43 AM: Updated with new information.

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