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SYDNEY, N.S. ? Jim Matthews, murdered August 29, 2017
« on: August 30, 2017, 07:08:50 PM »
http://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/2017/8/30/prominent-sydney-businessman-victim-of-homicide.html

SYDNEY, N.S. ? Jim Matthews, the owner of Prince Street Market and other buildings in Sydney, has been identified as the victim in Tuesday?s alleged homicide. 

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Jim Matthews, 54, a successful Cape Breton businessman who owned the Prince Street Market and other buildings in the area, has been identified as the victim of Tuesday's alleged homicide. In this picture, he is hiking during one of his many trips overseas.
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His sister, Donna Matthews-Hicks, confirmed his death to the Cape Breton Post on Wednesday and that immediate family have been notified.

?I want people to know that we (the family) won?t stop until we find the ruthless bastard that killed my brother,? she said in an interview conducted on Facebook because she felt discussing her brother through that medium would be easier at this point in time.

She told the Post that Matthews lived with his partner, Stephen Couban in Halifax, and is survived by six sisters.

The 54-year-old, who co-owned Matthews McDonough Financial Planning in Halifax, spent a lot of time in Sydney ?building on a dream to revitalize the economy? and business downtown.

?He loved Sydney and believed in Sydney,? Matthews-Hicks said.

?He took his creativity and money to bring life back to Sydney and Cape Breton.?


He took his creativity and money to bring life back to Sydney and Cape Breton

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Jim Matthews, 54, gives his sister, Donna Matthews-Hicks, away at her wedding two-years ago.

Police responded to a Prince Street address around 11 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a report of a deceased person.

Upon their arrival at the scene, officers discovered the body of man in his fifties inside his apartment.

As of Tuesday afternoon, police reported the the death as suspicious in nature and were treating it as a homicide.

Calls to police on Wednesday were not immediately returned.

More to come.



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Re: SYDNEY, N.S. ? Jim Matthews, murdered August 29, 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 09:14:36 AM »
I hope the public steps up here.  Everybody knows everybody else's activities in this area.  imo, Mr. Matthews was an asset in the business community.  http://tcmedians.pressreader.com/@Reader255433/csb_Pzv2H7zwqyykaUy1Lha5Ny1u7m0pLxS34crdFj1t5mk

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Re: SYDNEY, N.S. ? Jim Matthews, murdered August 29, 2017
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 11:51:45 AM »
I knew Jim and he was a fantastic guy.  I was so surprised when I heard the news of his death and I still can't believe he is gone.  The police seem to know who the killer is but are taking their time laying charges.  I wonder if this suspect is someone of importance and maybe some time is being bought.  A murder is a murder and charges should be laid as soon as possible. 

The death of Jim Matthews is a great loss to the community and future of Sydney's downtown.  He cared more about the re-birth of downtown Sydney than all the politicians combined.  What a sad loss for us...........

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Re: SYDNEY, N.S. ? Jim Matthews, murdered August 29, 2017
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 10:19:16 PM »
SYDNEY, N.S. ? A 28-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder and robbery with violence in the death of a prominent Nova Scotia businessman.

Jim Matthews ? co-founder of a financial planning business in Halifax ? was found dead at in his apartment in Sydney last Tuesday.

Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Peter McIsaac said Aaron Shaun Young of New Waterford has been charged in the 54-year-old man?s death.

Young is also facing firearms and robbery-related charges for two separate incidents in New Waterford last Monday, said McIsaac.

?These offences occurred subsequent to the homicide of Mr. Matthews,? said McIsaac, noting that Young was charged early last week in those armed robberies and was remanded into custody.

?Our investigators were quickly able to identify Mr. Young as a suspect, and we knew that there was not an individual at large in our community after committing a homicide, and we were satisfied that there was no ongoing risk to public safety.?




Matthews split his time between Halifax and Cape Breton, and was part-owner of the market building where his body was discovered.

The coal miner?s son co-owned Matthews McDonough Financial Planning Inc., in Halifax.

Originally from Sydney Mines, he had a passion for revitalizing Sydney?s downtown core. He owned several office buildings in the city, including the popular Prince Street Market.

?He wanted to help revitalize downtown. He was passionate about it and the building is up and running and a success.? John Tompkins, his long-time business partner, said Aug. 31.

?Jim was a guy that was up at 3:30 or four o?clock in the morning and was out for a run and an hour bike ride before you had your coffee. You could never match his energy and his zest for life.?

Young appeared in Sydney provincial court on Friday and is scheduled to appear in court again Oct. 10.

http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/man-charged-with-second-degree-murder-robbery-in-n-s-businessmans-death

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Re: SYDNEY, N.S. ? Jim Matthews, murdered August 29, 2017
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 10:42:09 PM »
.... this guy should have been left behind bars in the first place!

A New Waterford man was sentenced Thursday to another nine months in jail for leaving the scene of a fatal crash on Lingan Road, the Cape Breton Post reports.

A judge ordered Aaron Shaun Young, 22, to spend a total of 18 months behind bars, since he's already spent nine months in jail.

Young struck Patrick Cadegan as he was crossing Lingan Road on Dec. 9. 2010. The 69-year-old died at the scene.

Police made a public plea for information. About a week later, investigators arrested Young after seizing a damaged vehicle from a garage in New Waterford.

Young pleaded guilty to failing to remain at the scene of an accident, and three counts of breaching court orders.

In sentencing Young, Judge Peter Ross said the young man should have done all he could to help Cadegan and report the accident but instead made up excuses about the damage to the car, the newspaper reported.

Young was fined more than $1,500 because he was driving without a licence or insurance when the accident happened.

He is banned from driving for three years.

   
   
   
   
   
   
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