11/18/2013 11:04 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu homicide suspect to appear in court

A suspect is expected to appear in court today, after a man was beaten to death over the weekend in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, southeast of Montreal.

The body of 25-year-old Chao Peng was found Saturday morning in a convenience store.

Quebec provincial police said Peng was attacked with a blunt object and early information suggested the motive was not a robbery.

The suspect, whose identity has not been released, was arrested early Sunday morning in Cowansville, a town about 50 kilometres east of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.