Ex-boyfriend charged with first-degree murder

Sabrina Patterson's body was found in a wooded area near Shenstone, in southeastern New Brunswick,...

Sabrina Patterson's body was found in a wooded area near Shenstone, in southeastern New Brunswick, on Nov. 6, about a week after she went missing.

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The estranged boyfriend of a New Brunswick woman found dead in the woods in November has been charged with her murder.

Fred Prosser, 32, appeared in court Monday to be formally charged with the first-degree murder of Sabrina Patterson. He waived a bail hearing.

Prosser is Patterson's ex-boyfriend and the father of her two young children.

The 25-year-old's body was found in a wooded area near Shenstone, in southeastern New Brunswick, on Nov. 6, about a week after she went missing.

Patterson was last seen on Oct. 29 in Moncton, N.B., and her car was found abandoned in a mall parking lot. She was reported missing on Oct. 31.

Prosser was then reported missing on Nov. 1, but was found three days later at his parents' home.

Shortly after, Prosser was charged with assaulting Patterson and for breaking an order not to go near her.

Prosser was also charged Monday with three counts of sexual assault and two counts of breach of an undertaking, police said.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on Feb. 28.


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