Caroline Doreen Surrett

Elderly Campbell River man accused of murder gets bail

84-year-old man currently free after posting $25,000 cash 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.