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Update: Three charged in the death of Nadia Gonzales

On June 16th at around 7:45 pm Halifax Regional Police, including the Patrol, K-9, Emergency Response and Quick Response Units, responded to report of an assault in progress.

Police arrived at the home, located at the 0-100 block of Hastings Drive in Dartmouth‎ to find an injured male with life threatening injuries, he was rushed to hospital and is expected to survive. Police also located an unresponsive woman at the scene. Nadia Gonzales 35, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Calvin Maynard Sparks 23, has been charged with one count of first degree murder, attempted murder, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of probation. Samanda Rose Ritch 19, has been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of recognizance.

Update August 30th

Police arrested Wayne Andrew Bruce, 60, on August 29th  2017 at a Dartmouth home. Bruce is facing a first degree murder charge in the death of Nadia Gonzales

The Halifax 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.