A Kelowna man has been charged with murder in relation to a death at a Rutland home early Thursday morning (June 17).
Dereck Donald Sears is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Darren Middleton, whose body was found just before 1:30 a.m. that morning at a home on Sycamore Road in Kelowna.
Police previously said the incident is isolated in nature, and the victim and suspect were known to one another.
Sears has previously been charged with breaching court orders and bail conditions.
He remains in custody after his first appearance in court on Thursday and is scheduled for another court date next week on June 24.
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