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26-year-old man charged in prof's murder

Simon Fraser University chemist died in July

A 26-year-old has been arrested by Vancouver Police and charged with the second degree murder of Dr. Melanie O’Neill, a 37-year-old chemistry professor from Simon Fraser University who died on July 22, 2011. The man arrested, Matthew Scott, had an on-and-off relationship with O’Neill, police say. He also had outstanding warrants and previous convictions in Alberta and Ontario for forgery, impaired driving, car theft, and failing to comply with court-ordered conditions, reports The Vancouver Sun.

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