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Young Man Charged in ‘Extremely Violent’ Murder of Moncton Teen Ruled Fit For Trial

Meanwhile, co-accused Marissa Shephard, 20, remains at large.
Manisha Krishnan
Toronto, CA
February 16, 2016, 4:54pm
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A Moncton man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Baylee Wylie, 18, has been deemed to fit to stand trial.

Devin Morningstar, 18, recently underwent a 30-day psychiatric evaluation following his arrest in Wylie's murder. He will appear in court March 7 to set a date for the trial.

Morningstar is accused of having two accomplices—Tyler Dominique Noel, 18, arrested charged with first-degree murder and Marissa Shephard, 20, who remains at large.

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Police won't say how Wylie died but characterize his murder as "extremely violent." His body was found in a burning triplex early on December 17.

Shephard, described as being five-foot-five with brown hair, has been charged with first-degree murder under a Canada-wide arrest warrant, but her whereabouts remain unknown. RCMP recently released a YouTube video featuring photographs in which her appearance varies dramatically.

"We know she is capable of changing her looks and could be just about anywhere," Inspector Jamie George says in the video.

The video has garnered more than 400,000 views.

Stephen Nagle, the father of Shepard's son, told the CBC he fears something bad has happened to her. If she was truly on the run, he claims she would've reached out to her family by now.

"She would have reached out to the people she knows she can trust. She hasn't reached out to me, so I fear for the worst. Her father, everyone, fears the worst," he said, adding she is on methadone and requires medical attention.

Shephard's father David has previously said he fears his daughter is dead.

Noel is also facing a host of new weapons-related charges relating to a break-and-enter of a cottage in Elgin, New Brunswick.

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