An Edmundston man has been sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder.

Nikolay Mamluke

Fifty-one-year-old Sylvain Bard, of Edmundston, N.B., has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years, for his role in the death of 70-year-old Roger Parent, of Rivière-Verte.

Parent’s body was discovered in his home on Soucy Road shortly before 6:30 p.m., on February 13, 2016. On February 17, the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit, with the assistance of the West District RCMP arrested a man in connection with the death.

On June 13, Sylvain Bard pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder. He has remained in custody since his arrest.

In addition to his prison sentence, Bard will be required to submit a DNA sample to the National DNA Data Bank and is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition for life.