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    Canada - Dorothy Tucker, 53, Oak Haven, NB, 9 Nov 2014

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    Dorothy Tucker's disappearance a 'nightmare' family says
    The family of a New Brunswick woman who disappeared under suspicious circumstances is speaking out for the first time. No one has seen or heard from 53-year-old Dorothy Tucker since before 10 p.m. on Nov. 9. She was reported missing the following day. “We await news every minute that she has been found,” says her sister-in-law, Cheryl Tucker. “Instead, those minutes keep going by and still no word.” Investigators say evidence found at Tucker’s McGeachy Lane home suggests foul play may have been involved in her disappearance, but they won’t say what that evidence is. “It is troubling to hear that the RCMP believe someone was involved in her disappearance,” says Cheryl. “For anyone who knows Dorothy, they know she’s a kind woman who would do anything for anyone.” A team of police officers has been searching Tucker’s Oak Haven home and scouring the dense woodland around it, with the help of a K9 unit and RCMP helicopter. Police now confirm they arrested one man for questioning early on in their investigation, but say he was later released from custody.
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    Emily Baron Cadloff/Global News

    The son of a woman missing from Oak Haven, N.B. for almost two weeks has been charged with her murder.

    Matthew Tucker, 34, was arrested on Friday morning and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Dorothy Tucker, 53, who was last seen Nov. 9.

    Earlier on Friday, an autopsy was performed on a body RCMP say two hunters found on Thursday afternoon in a wooded area in St. David Ridge, about 10 kilometres from Oak Haven. Around noon, the Mounties confirmed it was identified as that of Dorothy Tucker.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/1685132/so...cker-arrested/

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    Trial to start next year.

    http://www.thetide.ca/news/170114742...tart-next-year

    Matthew Tucker's two week jury trial is scheduled to begin in Saint John on February 15th 2016.

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    Matthew Tucker changed his plea to guilty. He will be sentenced on Monday.

    Sentencing For Matthew Tucker To Be Held Monday

    http://www.country94.ca/news/1923497...-trial-hearing

    Matthew Tucker only changed his plea to guilty within the last few months.

    He goes before a judge for sentencing at the Saint John Law Courts Monday.

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    Matthew Tucker changed his plea again.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...othy-1.3448626

    Matthew Tucker had been scheduled to be sentenced on Monday for the 2014 death of his mother in Oak Bay, but that suddenly changed and a judge has ordered him to stand trial.

    On Monday, Court of Queen's Bench Justice Darrell Stephenson then ordered him to stand trial based on information that emerged in the hearing.

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    Matthew Tucker's murder trial starts with jury selection

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...cted-1.3830525

    Twelve jurors plus two alternates were selected on Monday as the second-degree murder trial of Matthew Tucker started in Saint John.

    Tucker, 35, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother, Dorothy Tucker.

    The 53-year-old woman had been missing for 10 days in November 2014, before her body was recovered from a wooded area near St. Stephen.

    The court heard on Monday that she died from a gunshot wound to her head.

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    Matthew Tucker sought psychiatric help day before mother disappeared, jury hears

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...othy-1.3831309

    Dr. Linda Hebb told the Saint John Court of Queen's Bench she was working in the emergency room at Oromocto Public Hospital on Nov. 9, 2014, when two RCMP officers arrived with Tucker, 35, of Oak Haven.

    Tucker had flagged down the police car, was fearful, and wanted to see a psychiatrist, said Hebb.

    He believed he had seen a disembodied head in the woods, she said. "He presented looking for help."

    Hebb testified she did not believe Tucker was a candidate for a Form 1, which allows patients to be held in hospital for treatment against their will.

    Instead, she arranged for Tucker to see a psychiatrist in Fredericton later that day. He did not keep the appointment, she said.

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    Officer had a 'funny feeling' after encounter with a shaken Matthew Tucker

    Two Oromocto RCMP officers told a murder trial in Saint John Wednesday of their strange encounter with Matthew Tucker on Nov. 9, 2014, the day before his mother Dorothy Tucker disappeared.

    The two officers were in separate cruisers late that morning when they stopped to assist a man, who was waving at them from a car.

    Const. Valerie Caron told the court the man, later identified as Matthew Tucker, was shaking and appeared nervous.

    He complained of seeing a "creature," a white head with no hair, she said.
    Caron, and Const. Todd Pugh in the second police cruiser, escorted Tucker to the Oromocto Public Hospital.

    Once there, Caron said she asked Tucker for his mother's phone number. She said Tucker began to sob and asked her not to call his mother.

    Caron told the court she noted that whenever his mother was mentioned, Tucker would start to cry.

    "I had, I don't know, some sort of funny feeling," said the officer.

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    Matthew Tucker was arrested after RCMP found blood in mother's bedroom and car

    Const. Jeremy Piper testified he was working the overnight shift on Nov. 10, 2014, when he was asked to investigate a suspicious car on Oak Haven Road, near the Tuckers' home, shortly after midnight.

    Piper said he found Matthew Tucker sleeping in the car, which was running and had its lights on. Tucker, 35, became combative when he woke him up by shining his flashlight on his face, he said.

    Tucker told him he had stopped to rest because he was tired, Piper said.
    Later that same shift, Piper said he drove to the Tuckers' Oak Haven home near St. Stephen with fellow Const. Peter Lambert. Matthew Tucker was there and allowed the two officers to enter.

    Piper said he found what appeared to be drops of blood on the bed, floor and wall of Dorothy Tucker's bedroom.

    Lambert told the court he went outside to make the call and glanced into the back of a Ford Escape parked in a carport. That's when he noticed what he described as "pools" of what looked like blood on plastic sheeting in the back of a Ford Escape belonging to the missing woman.

    Matthew Tucker was arrested immediately.

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    Matthew Tucker murder trial sees his videotaped police interview

    Matthew Tucker tried to point police suspicion in his mother's disappearance away from himself, the jury at his second-degree murder trial trial heard on Friday.

    In his videotaped statement to police on Nov. 11, 2014, hours after Dorothy Tucker went missing, the accused suggested his mother's fiancÚ could be to blame.

    When informed by RCMP Const. Martin Primeau that police thought he was responsible, Tucker also suggested there could be people watching the family's Oak Haven home near St. Stephen from one of the ridges on either side.

    "We live in a gully, I don't know if there are people watching on top of the hill or not," said Tucker. "I would hope not. There are a lot of weirdos."


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    Matthew Tucker murder trial adjourned to deal with 'evidentiary matters'

    The murder trial for Matthew Tucker has been adjourned until Tuesday while the Crown and defence deal with what Justice William Grant described as "evidentiary matters."

    "The lawyers have some work to do," Grant told the Saint John courtroom on Monday morning.

    He instructed each juror to leave contact information with the sheriff's deputies in case the delay lasts longer than one day.

    "We have to get it right," said Grant.

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    Matthew Tucker murder trial hears from hunter who found body

    One of the hunters who discovered Dorothy Tucker's body in a wooded area near St. Stephen nearly two years ago testified Tuesday he "almost passed out" at the sight.

    The 53-year-old woman was face down, wrapped in clear plastic, with rope tied around her neck, waist and legs, the second-degree murder trial of her son, Matthew Tucker, heard.

    Timothy Richard told the Saint John courtroom he was hunting for deer on Nov. 20, 2014, when the bundle of bloody plastic located off St. David Ridge Road caught his eye.

    He "saw two bare feet sticking out," he said. "That's when I almost passed out."

    Richard and fellow hunter Donald Sears immediately suspected it was the missing Oak Haven woman they had heard about on TV. They drove to the RCMP station in St. Stephen to report their discovery.

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    Thank you for these updates JusticeWillBeServed. Such a sad case.
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    Shotgun seized in Tucker murder investigation was a prohibited weapon

    A shotgun police seized from Dorothy Tucker's property had its barrel shortened and its serial number obliterated, making it a prohibited weapon, Matthew Tucker's murder trial heard from an RCMP firearms expert on Wednesday.

    Attempts to recover the serial number using chemical tests proved unsuccessful, Laura Knowles testified.
    Dr. Mohammad Hossain could not estimate a time of death because Tucker's body spent days outside in cold weather before being found on Nov. 20. 2014,.

    The accused stared at the floor as the doctor described injuries to the victim's face, skull and brain and the gunshot fragments found in the wounds.

    Other family members left the courtroom as the jurors reviewed the graphic autopsy photographs.

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    Matthew Tucker murder trial to hear from Crown's final witnesses

    Dozens of bloodstains found on a pair of blue jeans submitted into evidence at Matthew Tucker's murder trial matched the DNA profile of his mother, the jury heard Thursday.

    The chances of the DNA belonging to anyone other than Dorothy Tucker are "very close to zero," Michelle Mascioli, a DNA expert from the RCMP lab in Ottawa, testified.

    DNA matching Matthew Tucker''s profile was also found on the jeans, said Mascioli.

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