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Tuesday , 22 September 2020

Confrontation between victims and accused led to death of two men shot outside of Glendon: RCMP

RCMP have released more details about the murders of Jacob Sansom and Maurice Cardinal.

It is alleged that at approximately 9:30 p.m., on Friday, March 27 two vehicles came to a stop on a rural road near Glendon, police said on Thursday.

A verbal, then physical confrontation ensued with the occupants of the two vehicles, police said.

A third vehicle arrived on the scene and several shots were fired by the accused, Anthony Bilodeau, which resulted in the death of the victims, police said.

RCMP Major Crimes Unit advises that Anthony Bilodeau (31) of Glendon was charged with two counts of second-degree murder of Jacob Sansom (39) of Nobleford, and Maurice Cardinal (57) of Bonnyville.

Jake Sansom, left, Morris Cardinal, right.

He was denied bail on Thursday morning.

Autopsies were completed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Tuesday and the deaths were deemed as homicide.

Further investigation led police to the accused who turned himself into the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment where an arrest was made and charges were laid.

He was remanded into custody following a judicial hearing and is set to appear next in St. Paul Provincial Court via CCTV on April 9, 2020.

The RCMP would like to thank the public who provided tips in regards to this investigation.

The family of Jacob Sansom and Maurice Cardinal have asked for privacy as they grieve the loss of their loved ones.

The investigation continues, police said.

Should new details surface they will be provided by means of an updated media release, police said.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.