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Elderly Campbell River man accused of murder gets bail
An octogenarian accused of killing his spouse is free on bail.
Konstanty (Karol) Butkiewicz, 84, of Campbell River is currently free after posting $25,000 cash bail. As part of his bail conditions, he is bound by an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
He’s accused of killing his 71-year-old common-law wife Caroline Doreen Surrett. She was found dead Feb. 25, in the house they shared at 874 S. Alder St., after RCMP received a 911 call.
Butkiewicz’ next court appearance is April 7, to set future court dates. He’s charged with second degree murder.