Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal

CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE (CFNIS)

CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE (CFNIS)

October 25, 2007 11:18 ET

Soldier Charged in Death of Corporal Kevin Megeney

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2007) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) has charged a reserve soldier from Glace Bay, N.S. today, in relation to the shooting death of Corporal Ronald Kevin Megeney, in Afghanistan.

Corporal Matthew Wilcox, a member of the 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders, was charged with one count of Manslaughter, contrary to Section 130 of the National Defence Act, pursuant to Section 236(a) of the Criminal Code, one count of Criminal Negligence Causing Death, contrary to Section 130 of the National Defence Act, pursuant to Section 220(a) of the Criminal Code and one count of Negligent Performance of Duty, contrary to Section 124 of the National Defence Act.

Cpl Megeney was killed on March 6, 2007 in the Canadian tent lines at Kandahar Airfield. Based on all evidence collected, ballistic and forensic analysis completed by the CFNIS, Cpl Megeney was killed by gun fire originating from a weapon allegedly held by Cpl Wilcox.

The CFNIS is an independent Military Police unit with a mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to National Defence property, DND employees and CF personnel serving in Canada and abroad.

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  • Canadian Forces Provost Marshal
    Capt Cindy Tessier
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    613-949-1022
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