Second person charged with murder, conspiracy in Marthaville Habitat murder

The body of Andrew Chute, 45, of Sarnia was found at the Marthaville Habitat April 24. Enniskillen Township is facing increasing policing costs because of the investigation.

A second person has been arrested in the murder of a Sarnia man at the Marthaville Wildlife Habitat.

On April 14 – just before Easter – a resident out for a walk discovered the body of Andrew Chute, 45, in the parking lot of the popular trail. He’d been shot.

Lambton OPP closed the habitat and the Marthaville Road for days as they combed for clues.

Last week, police announced Jason Nahmabin, 43, had been arrested April 29 and charged with first degree murder. Police explained the nearly month long delay in releasing the information saying “There were some investigative reasons to hold that info back for a short time.”

Thursday morning, police released James Armstrong, 45, of Sarnia was arrested May 31 – a full month after Nahmabin – and also charged with first degree murder. Armstrong has also been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

OPP have described Chute’s murder as a “targeted” death.