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Two brothers charged with first degree murder in Guelph appear in court
GUELPH -- A pair of brothers accused of a fatal stabbing in downtown Guelph early Saturday morning appeared via video in court on Monday.
Aidan, 26, and Angus Kee, 22, made brief, separate appearances over video in the courtroom. They were remanded into custody at Maplehurst Correctional Complex for two weeks when they will next appear in court.
The brothers have both been charged with first degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Nick Tanti.
Tanti’s mother was in the courtroom and stood up holding a photo during the video appearances.
Skylar McDougald, A friend of Tanti who went to school with him, was also in court and says he needed to see the accused.
“My anxiety was going through the roof,” said McDougald. “It was a scary moment. I thought I’d see them personally but that’s okay. I just felt very bad for his Mom.”
The aunt of the accused brothers say the family is in shock.
"Aidan and Angus are good boys and we are shocked and saddened by the circumstances of what happened," said Sharon Dejong. "Our hearts and condolences go out to the family of Nick Tanti. Under no circumstances would any of us expect or wish for this on any family."
Guelph Police say the fatal stabbing happened on the sidewalk outside of Tony’s Billiards on MacDonnell Street.
The two accused fled eastbound on the street but were caught by officers within four minutes of police getting the call, according to officials.
Police add that the accused and victim were known to each other and there is no concern for public safety.
The investigation is ongoing. Guelph Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with funeral costs for Tanti.