ROTHESAY, N.B.- A charge of second degree murder has been laid against a 39 year old man in connection with the death of his common-law partner in Rothesay.

Adam Lee Steven Prest made a brief court appearance this morning and was remanded until his next court appearance June 10th following the death of 33 year old Tanya Shand. He did not enter a plea.

Prest was arrested on Wednesday after Rothesay Regional Police were called to the Silverwood Apartments at 134 Dolan Road where the victim’s body was found.

No other details in the case, including a cause of death, have been released but police hope to have more information later today.