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Woman charged in Hastings Street apartment murder

A woman has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of a woman in a Hastings Street apartment last December.

Burnaby RCMP responded to a suspicious death in an apartment in the 4900-block of Hastings on Dec. 2, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Foul play was suspected and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was brought in to take over the investigation.

The victim was 61-year-old Christina Docherty who was described by police at the time as being "known to police."

On April 25, IHIT officers secured second-degree murder charges against 60-year-old Trudy Gail Hunter in connection with Docherty's murder. Hunter was arrested in Maple Ridge without incident and was to appear in Vancouver Provincial Court on April 28.

“While this investigation is now before the Courts I can confirm that it was connected to the drug trade and was not a random act,” said Sgt. Jennifer Pound in a press release.

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