James Saar Charged With Troy Robert Squires Prison Death

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James Saar was charged with second degree murder on Thursday Mission Institution for the murder of inmate Troy Robert Squires. (Corrections Canada)
James Saar was charged with second degree murder on Thursday Mission Institution for the murder of inmate Troy Robert Squires. (Corrections Canada)

MISSION, B.C. - A charge of second-degree murder has been laid against a convicted killer after a murder in a prison in B.C.'s Fraser Valley more than a year ago.

Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says James Saar is accused of killing Troy Robert Squires at Mission Institution on Dec. 2, 2011.

Squires was being held as a dangerous offender at the prison when he was killed, while Saar was serving a life sentence for murder and aggravated assault.

Pound says several people were initially arrested after the murder, but through the process of elimination and help from forensic work, Saar was identified as the key suspect.

After Squire's murder, Saar was moved to a maximum security prison outside of B.C.

He would have been eligible for parole in 2017, but will now face the new murder charge.

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