A Sechlet man has been charged with the October 1 murder of his mother at a residence in Sechelt, B.C. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) says Donovan Penner, 47, is charged with 2nd-degree murder in the death of his 67-year-old mother, Esma Lachance.
IHIT says the Sunshine Coast RCMP and B.C. Ambulance were called to a home in the 5200 block of Selma Park Road in Sechelt just before 1:30 am, and quickly determined from the nature of the injuries that foul play was involved.
IHIT spokeswoman Staff/ Sgt Jennifer Pound says Lachance was the intended victim of a targeted attack and there is no threat to anyone else in the community. Penner is scheduled to make his first court appearance via video in Sechelt Provincial Court, October 15.
Sunshine Coast RCMP