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Son charged in death of Tim Guilbault


A Central Alberta man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his father, a former Red Deer city councillor.

Innisfail RCMP have charged Aaron Guilbault, 31, in the death of Tim Guilbault, 58.

Tim Guilbault was found dead on Monday afternoon in his residence in Red Lodge Estates, an acreage near Innisfail.

Aaron Guilbault is scheduled to appear in Red Deer court today.

An autopsy on Tuesday confirmed homicide as the cause of death. Police are not releasing the manner of death.

The elder Guilbault was a three-term councillor, serving on Red Deer city council from 1986 to 1995.

Larry Pimm served on city council from 1980 to 1995, working with Guilbault for nine years.

“I was just shocked,” said Pimm. “He was well respected in the community.”

Pimm said Guilbault beat him by seven votes in unofficial polls one election cycle.

“He was a tremendous councillor and a really good guy,” said Pimm.

“He was a very positive individual who always did his homework and made really positive contributions.”

On Monday, shortly after noon, Innisfail RCMP were called to investigate an incident at a rural residence within their detachment area.

The Red Deer RCMP major crime unit has taken the lead in the investigation, with the assistance of Innisfail RCMP officers.

mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

 
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