Robison charged with murder of uncle

An man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of two Mounties in rural Alberta last February is now accused of murder in his uncle’s death.

EDMONTON — An man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of two Mounties in rural Alberta last February is now accused of murder in his uncle’s death.

RCMP say Sawyer Robison is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Bradford Clarke.

Clarke was found dead in his home near Killam, southeast of Edmonton, where the two officers were shot. Police searched for Robison after he was spotted leaving the scene. He was arrested peacefully three days later on a rural road after a public plea from his parents to turn himself in.

Robison is in custody and is to appear in Wetaskiwin Court of Queen’s Bench on Tuesday. His defence lawyer, Brian Beresh, was not immediately available for comment. Robison had been granted bail in June on the attempted murder charges. Details of the bail hearing cannot be revealed due to a publication ban.

Beresh said at the time that bail was appropriate “in these circumstances.” He said Robison was not a danger to the community.The two injured Mounties returned to work at the Killam detachment in the summer.Constables Sheldon Shah and Sid Gaudette were wounded Feb. 7 when they went to search the Robison family farm.

Police said at the time that Robison was inside the house during the shooting, then drove off in a pickup truck. Clarke was found dead inside the home following a lengthy standoff.