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Elderly Campbell River man accused of murder gets bail

Caroline Doreen Surrett, 71, was found dead in her home Feb. 25. Her common-law husband is charged with second-degree murder. - Photo submitted
Caroline Doreen Surrett, 71, was found dead in her home Feb. 25. Her common-law husband is charged with second-degree murder.
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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.

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