Two charged in Marthaville murder plead guilty to lesser charges

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.

Two men originally charged with first degree murder after a body was found in the Marthaville Wildlife Habitat have admitted to being involved in the grisly April 2022 crime.

James Armstrong and Jason Nahmabin were charged after the body of Andrew Chute, a 45 year-old Sarnia man, was found in the parking lot of the popular trail. Lambton OPP said at the time Chute had been shot in a ‘targeted’ attack.

Lambton OPP combed the land in the Marthaville Habitat in April 2022 after the murder of Andrew Chute.

Nahmabin was arrested April 29 and charged with first degree murder. Armstrong was arrested May 31 and also faced a charge of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Wednesday, the men appeared before Justice R. Raikes in the Superior Court of Justice and plead guilty to accessory to murder.

The Justice ordered a pre-sentence report on the men and the matter returns to court Nov. 6.

Lambton OPP have yet to charge anyone else in Chute’s murder.