Wanted couple in Windsor now charged in London over ex-Helix guitarist’s homicide

A man and a woman from London, Ont. have been charged in connection with the death of former Helix guitarist Daniel Fawcett.

London Police Service (LPS) investigators said on Friday they arrested Craig Allan, 48, and Allana Lebars, 40, after a week-long investigation into the alleged homicide.

Fawcett was found unconscious in London’s Gibbons Park in the early hours of November 6 and was later pronounced dead. Police have not said how he died or whether a weapon was used.

Allan is charged with second degree murder, while Lebars is charged with manslaughter. Both men are being held in custody, police said, until their next court date, which was unknown at the time of publication.

Daniel Fawcett was found deceased in Gibbons Park in the early hours of Sunday November 6. (Dan Fawcett/Facebook)

Both defendants were on the Windsor Police Service’s radar after being identified as suspects in a series of debit card thefts from gym locker rooms.

Investigators in that city issued warrants for their arrest on October 26, charging Allan with three counts of theft under $5,000, two counts of fraud under $5,000 and two counts of misuse. credit card obtained by violation.

Lebars was facing charges of six counts of theft under $5,000, three counts of fraud under $5,000 and three counts of using a credit card obtained by felony.

‘Best Guitarist’

Fawcett was a well-known figure in the music scene, particularly in London where he was living when he was killed. He played with hard rock band Helix from 2002 to 2004 and was recently part of an Elvis Presley tribute band called Tim ‘E’ and the Yes Men.

Tim Hendry, the tribute band’s lead singer, said Fawcett had been having a hard time recently, but had gigs planned and was feeling optimistic.

« The only thing that mattered to him was his daughter and the music, » Hendry said. Fawcett had a daughter, as well as her siblings.

A section of Gibbons Park in north London was closed on November 6, 2022 as London police investigated the death of Daniel Fawcett. (Isha Bhargava/CBC News)


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