Philippe Herbert charged with the murder of 87-year-old Richard Rutherford in Ottawa

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Ottawa police were called to the 800 block of Smyth Rd. at about 3:00 pm on April 15th where they located a deceased male.

The victim was later identified as 87-year-old Richard Rutherford of Ottawa. The cause of death has not been released.

On Saturday april 16th Ottawa police announced that Philippe HEBERT, 69, of Ottawa has been arrested and charged with second degree murder. Investigators have not said if the victim and accused were known to eachother.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Homicide Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493.